William “Bill” Folden is proud to be working and raising his family in Frederick County.
Bill grew up in Frederick County and is a lifelong resident, leaving only to join the military to serve his country at age 17. In fact, Bill attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC between his Junior and Senior years in high school at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School. In the Army, Bill served in the Military Police Corps, ultimately becoming one of the Army’s elite - an Infantry Sniper.
After completing his active duty service in 1994, Bill opted to continue to serve his “hometown” community as a Deputy Sheriff. Bill became the supervisor of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit, where he served until his retirement from the Sheriff’s office in July 2011. Bill joined the Frederick Police Department on August 1, 2011 to continue to protect Frederick’s families as a police officer - he still serves proudly today.
Bill is proud of his record of community service. He served as the President of his Fraternal Order of Police from 2002-2006 and he is currently a member of the FSK Lodge #91. Bill was elected as the President of the “Brunswick Junior Railroaders” Youth Football, Cheerleading and Lacrosse Organization in January 2011, where he still serves as President today. Bill continues to coach many children in our community in youth football, baseball and lacrosse, as well as coaching youth basketball for Carroll Manor Recreation Council and Pleasant Valley Youth Association. Bill is also a member of the AF & AM Fervency Lodge 200 in Point of Rocks, The American Legion, and the NRA.
Bill and his wife Amy were married in September 1996 and live in Jefferson with their three children, Bryn Haley (13), Blake Mason (11) and Brysee’ Alexandra (8) who attend Brunswick Middle School and Valley Elementary School.
As your Delegate, Bill’s unique ability to work as an individual, as well as a member of a team, will build strategic partnerships with the newly formed County Council and County Executive and other state legislators. Bill’s priorities include:
Bring real-world knowledge to foster community-driven government
Fire/Rescue to establish an APFO calculation for public safety
Greater transparency in government and additional citizen outreach through community forums
Build consensus within government agencies to combat the spread of drugs and crime throughout our communities
Serve as a firm and balanced voice against additional taxes and fees that discourage economic development
Collaborate and create relationships throughout our State that will benefit families on a daily basis, including a renewed focus on the widening of I-270 to Frederick
The time has come to take Maryland back! Now join us in support of putting a "Bill" in Annapolis you can trust.