HAGERSTOWN - If voters give her the opportunity, Washington County Commissioners candidate Carrie Gouff said she hopes to freeze taxes and slow development.
The county can address its infrastructure needs while giving taxpayers a break, she said.
"I've always been a person that if I believe in something, I'll go after it and get it done," said Gouff, who said during an interview Thursday she still is learning about the county's budget and some of the issues.
Gouff, 40, of Hagerstown, is one of 12 Republican candidates who will appear on the Sept. 12 primary ballot. The field includes four incumbents. Twelve Democrats also have filed and will be on the primary ballot.
The general election is Nov. 7.
Gouff, who as president of the Chewsville, Smithsburg, Leitersburg youth league lobbied county officials to lease the gym at the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base, said the commissioners' decision earlier this year to send out $150 tax rebate checks motivated her to run.