Washington County Commissioner candidate Walter C. Frazee, a Smithsburg resident and self-employed maintenance mechanic, said he hopes to bring some common sense to Washington County government.
"A lot of citizens I talk to and other people, we all have questions about why things are the way they are," said Frazee, 52. "I get no answers, so I decided to get involved."
One of Frazee's concerns, he said, is a decline in community services.
"It seems there is not as much happening for the citizens," he said.
Frazee said he would like to look at what citizens are getting for their tax dollar and would seek to give them their money's worth.
Frazee said he thinks residents are "taxed to death" and "fee-d to death," and while he said a decrease in taxes might not be possible now, he would not support any tax increases.
Frazee said Hagerstown Regional Airport is not bringing enough of a return on the investment the county has made in it and said he would like to see it better promoted.