Craig Giangrande has served the general public for his entire adult life: as a worker, a police officer and a local business owner.
Since 1991, Craig and his wife Linda have been residents of Legislative District 3 in Frederick County. Craig and Linda believe Frederick County has been an exceptional community in which to work, grow a business and raise their two children.
Craig's late father, a first generation American, was an Army veteran of the Korean War era, and a small business owner. Initially, he owned a luncheonette on the docks of Brooklyn, NY, catering to stevedores and other shift workers.
His mother, a longtime Frederick resident, comes from a line of Rhode Island oystermen and Western Pennsylvania coal miners.
Craig earned an associate degree from Ocean County College and a bachelor’s degree at Stockton State College, both in business studies.
While working his way through college and afterward, Craig was a police officer for a shore town, Seaside Heights, NJ. During this time, he met and married Linda who was a registered nurse at a local hospital.
A 5 year police veteran, he still serves as a part time reserve officer for the same town. His current duties on patrol include assisting in field training of brand new officers, freshly minted from the academy and eager to serve this smaller version of Ocean City, MD.
He is a former member of Patrolman's Benevolent Association (PBA) Local #252
Upon moving to Frederick, Craig, his brother and their father began a family business by purchasing two franchised Burger King Inc restaurants. Through the support of the Frederick County community, they were able to grow these restaurants.
Craig is most proud of his company’s track record of creating jobs. Many of these workers are entry level or first time workers, gaining work experience and job skills that help make them ready for future career or educational challenges.
Craig is active member of the Frederick community. He was a member of the Mother Seton School Expansion Committee, a current volunteer in the Frederick SHARE Food Network, as well as a member of the Council #1622 Knights of Columbus fraternal and service organization. He is also a member of the Frederick County Farm Bureau. Previously, he was a volunteer for Frederick Babe Ruth Youth Baseball.
Craig and Linda support numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations including: Frederick Memorial Hospital Order of the Good Samaritan, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, and the Civil War Medicine Museum.
Craig believes that we must all work together in order to bring meaningful change to Maryland. He has been extremely disappointed with the General Assembly unwillingness to put partisan differences aside and pass legislation that is in the best interest of their constituents.
Craig believes his independent thinking, judgment, reliability and work ethic can be put to good use in representing Frederick County in Annapolis. He is eager to put his varied experience to work as your Senator for Legislative District 3, and he asks for your vote!