Nathan Green, 42, a Republican, said he wants to ease residents' tax burdens by helping attract new jobs to Washington County.
"As a county commissioner, I would like to be a champion for Washington County as far as attracting new business to the county," said Green, who is among 24 candidates seeking five seats on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
Green, of 17615 Homewood Road, is general manager for McDonald's Corp. in Frederick, Md. He said he would like to bring businesses to fill the county's vacant lots and buildings. He said he believes the county could attract high-tech jobs in the computer and automotive fields.
The county must work with developers to find ways to upgrade the infrastructure as the county grows, Green said. Developers should shoulder some of the burden of growth, rather than forcing taxpayers to pay more in "an already overtaxed system," Green said.