Seth Grimes, Takoma Park City Council Member, Ward 1
Responsive representation for Hodges Heights, North Takoma, Old-Town Carroll, PEN, Victory Tower, and Old Takoma businesses
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Seth, Ezra, Franca, and Raphael

I am running for reelection, for a 2nd 2-year term. Please Vote, November 5, 2013!

Takoma Park is a great place to live, due to our great neighborhoods, engaged residents, and effective city government. I've done my best to represent my constituents well and to foster sensible, fiscally responsible, progressive local government in and for Takoma Park.

My goal is to create a better Takoma Park. I've lived here, on Willow Avenue in Ward 1's Philadelphia-Eastern Neighborhood, for over 17 years -- even if we haven't met, you may know my wife, Franca Brilliant, and kids, Raphael (sophomore at Northwestern University) and Ezra (grade 9 at Blair HS) -- and I've worked here, as a management consultant, out of an Old Takoma office, for almost as long. I've now served two years as Ward 1's city-council representative and ask your vote to reelect me to a second term.

Ward 1 Endorsements

"I am proud to be represented on the Council by Seth Grimes. Seth is a model of commitment to the public good, hard work, and intelligent progressive leadership. His decency and integrity are beyond question. I know that the future of our beloved Takoma Park is in good hands with leaders like Seth." -- Jamie Raskin, Maryland Senator for District 20

"I have nothing but praise for Seth, for his responsiveness, creativity, and hard work. He has my endorsement." -- George Leventhal, at-large Montgomery County Councilmember

"I'm proud to endorse Seth. I have great respect and admiration for his work on the city council. He is the person I turn to for Takoma Park issues." -- Hans Riemer, at-large Montgomery County Councilmember

"Seth has my vote for a new term on the City Council. Whether it's the environment, seniors, voter access, or preserving our communities, he has been a visionary, strong, and successful advocate for City residents." -- Heather Mizeur, Maryland Delegate for District 20


"Seth responds to residents' concerns, is a leader in issues that matter to constituents, and is dedicated to community building. We at Victory Tower have the highest regard for Seth." -- Jackie Davison, President, Victory Tower Senior Association

"Seth has done everything I would hope my elected official would do: Listened to our concerns, helped devise solutions, and worked tirelessly to see the results enacted. He effectively advocated for our community kitchen project at the neighborhood, city, county, and state levels." -- Jill Feasley, Tulip Avenue

"Seth's willingness to fight and protect our neighborhoods is impressive, as shown by his instincts, leadership, strength and courage on the 410 issue, Montgomery College interactions, and now, the Takoma Metro Station development. I'm very grateful that he is serving our community." -- Lorraine Pearsall, Vice President, Historic Takoma Inc., Takoma Avenue

"Seth has done a great job as an advocate for the community in regard to proposed Takoma Metro development. He has taken charge of ensuring that community voices are heard and our concerns are addressed. He has worked effectively with WMATA and DC government officials, keeping on top of the details, asking key questions, and keeping the community informed and engaged in the process." -- Megan Scribner, Willow Avenue

"Seth has been an energetic supporter of Takoma Park businesses and a leader in revitalization of the Takoma Junction area. It's great to have him on our side." -- Rocco Casagrande, President, Old Takoma Business Association, Maple Avenue

"The support, advice, and help of Mr. Seth Grimes was very important to me, while exploring the problems senior citizens face who want to remain in their homes. Seth worked very effectively with the City Administration in establishing a half time community outreach position to assist seniors." -- Wolfgang Mergner, Tulip Avenue


Throughout my time here, I have contributed to our greater community --

Over the years, I've sought to gain a strong understanding of city government, community dynamics, and how to build consensus toward effective solutions.

Please visit my One Takoma blog for my take on current issues. (I try to keep constituents informed and have posted 70 times in 21 months in office.)

I have done my best to continue the strong representation Josh Wright has provided Ward 1 in his two terms, spanning 2007-2011. I will work hard to represent the interests of our ward and all Takoma Park residents on the city council, to further our shared ideal of a liveable, diverse, and safe community. I'll be making the rounds of Ward 1 on my campaign; but do contact me (301-873-8225; grimes@altaplana.com) any time. Let's talk!

Thanks very much. Sincerely,

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