Kirby Delauter is the son of Russell and Marlene Delauter. He resides in Thurmont, Maryland, with his wife Tina. They have four children: Maureen a graduate of Highpoint University in Highpoint, NC, lives in Thurmont with her husband Blaine Schildt; William a graduate of Virginia Tech; Emily a student at Salisbury University in the nursing program, and Sam a student at Slippery Rock University.
Kirby was raised in Frederick County, graduated from Catoctin High School and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked within the construction industry and in 1993, purchased the family business W.F. Delauter and Son, Inc. The business was started in 1955 by Kirby’s grandfather Willie F. Delauter and his father Russell Delauter. The business continues to operate today doing projects in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
Kirby also has served on the Thurmont Police Commission and as Chairman of the Thurmont Board of Appeals
Compassion for the taxpayer
- Inititated the fleet study that saved the taxpayer over $3.6 Million in savings along with a projected $6.5 Million in future savings.
- Fought for the taxpayer when the State implemented the “rain tax”.
- Initiated the $0.01 fee in lieu of the $500 – $1000 fee that MDE wanted to place on all properties which would have severely increased your property taxes.
- Eliminated the trailer tax on mobile homes.
- Eliminated the Amusement tax.
- Eliminated the building excise tax.
- Approved the Jefferson Tech Park which will bring 7000 jobs and $185M in tax revenue.
- A conservative vision to keep taxes low and keep Frederick County a key rural place in Maryland.
- Eliminated over 270 burdensome fees/ regulations for businesses.
Compassion for Seniors
- Initiated and expanded Senior tax credit.
Cares about our Students
- Funded more in school construction and technology upgrades than any previous Board of County Commissioners
Working with Municipalities
- Emmitsburg – Transition of Up County due to loss of State funding ( $6000 ) funded by County.
- Thurmont – Senior Center, assisted them to become independent from the County system.
- Walkersville – Working to move up Library in CIP from 2017 to possible 2015.
- Returned to old Tax Equity / Tax differential Calculation Giving back over $11M to Municipalities
- Shared over $8M with municipalities for pot hole repair funds given to the County.
GladeValley.net asked all candidates to provide information for our readers to make informed decisions when voting in the Maryland Primary Elections on June 24, 2014. Mr. Delauter provided the above information. You can find out more at http://www.kirbydelauter.com