Who is Jimmy Trout?

Jimmy Trout is the owner/operator of the local small business, AllCool Refrigerant Reclaim.  He made a decision to use a personal tragedy for the good of the community.  He has been married to Cindy Trout for 32 years and has two grown daughters, Shannon and Franki .   The milestones and events listed below outline his life and why he has a desire to give back to his hometown community by running for county office.

  • Born in 1965, parents divorced shortly after so he went to live with his father.
  • Father killed in 1974, moved to Frederick Maryland to live with mom, sister and step dad.
  • At age 13, earned money by shoveling snow, raking leaves and mowing grass.
  • At age 16, worked at 7th Street McDonalds for $3.35 per hour.
  • At age 17, worked at Frederick Automotive as an apprentice machinist during senior year in high school.
  • Graduated from Governor Thomas Johnson High School in 1984.
  • After graduation, worked as an auto mechanic for G.W. Black Auto Repair.
  • Married Cynthia Fogle in October 1985.
  • In February 1988, welcomed first child - Shannon.
  • In September 1990, welcomed second daughter - Franki Lynn.
  • Worked for various job shops and manufacturers, all within Frederick County.
  • Served as a volunteer at church, school, dance, softball, karate, Girl Scouts, Color Guard.
  • Accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1997 at the Frederick Church of the Brethren.
  • Continued to work, sometimes four different jobs at same time, to support the family.
  • Started AllCool Refrigerant Reclaim in 2004 which is still operating in Frederick.
  • Mother, Ann Sue Metz, was murdered by step dad on September 29, 2009.
  • Jimmy championed the passage of the Ann Sue Metz Slayer Statute that was signed into law May 16, 2013.
  • In memory and honor of his mom and because of his personal experiences with the court system, filed to be an Orphans' Court Judge.
  • In November 2014, Jimmy was elected as Judge of the Orphans' Court in Frederick County.
  • In April 2015, he was appointed Chief Judge.
  • February 2018, due to numerous others expressing interest in the Orphans' Court seat and feeling he had succeeded in raising awareness about the process, Jimmy decided to run for County Council to utilize his personal experience and acquired skill set of listening, rationalizing and making sound decisions for the Frederick County citizens.

Jimmy is asking that you get "Hooked on Trout" for County Council District 4 and vote on November 6.