Candidate Survey: Dion Guthrie for Harford County Council, District A 2022 Primary Election Candidate Survey

Name *

Guthrie Dion

Age *


Office Sought *

County Council

County *



District A

Political Party *


Education *

I have 2 BA Degrees, 1 from Antioch University and one from McKendree School of Religion - AA degree’s also from McKendree School of Religion and Dundalk Community College. Also Graduated from the Harford Leadership Academy and in 2010 was name one of the top 20 graduate’s of all times, Also graduated from the Harford County Sheriffs Citizen Police Academy in 2007, also Graduated from the University of Maryland Academy for Excellence in Local Governance in 2009.

Career/Occupation *

Have served on the Harford County Council for 12 years from 2001 till 2014 and for over 40 years served an elected position as Business Manager/President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Political Experience *

As above served on the Harford County Council from 2001 till 2014. Have served on numerous Campain’s including President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Also Congress, Dutch Ruppersberger and severs others and several Senators to include Ben Cardin and many others over the years.

Social Media Accounts *


Why are you running for office? *

To go back to the Council and finish what I started as we need more representation in the Joppatowne and Edgewood areas. We are still looking for a Community Center in Joppatowne as every other area has one and we need to put a pier type arrangement off of Willow Beach Road as I was working on that when I left office but the next Councilmember Porone did not pick it up. I was proud of all the school’s that we built while I was in office. Literally all over the County.

Who do you consider your political role model, and why? *

JFK, do you need anything more.

What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why? *

It is difficult to name a favorite book about politics but “ What Have You Done For Me Lately” comes to mind. It helps you to remember where you came from.

What will be your top priority in office? *

I answered that above as to why I am running back for the office of Harford County Council.

What is the biggest issue facing your area? *

Bad roads and badly repaired roads.

What are the three biggest issues facing Maryland? *

Virus, schools in the City are an embarrassment and getting everyone vaccinated.

What is your position on life issues? (abortion, assisted suicide) *

These are Issues that State Canadate’s need to answer.

What is your position on taxes and spending? *

I am a fiscally responsible Democratic. I want to see where the money is coming from before we vote on a project.

What is your position on gun rights? *

I totally support the 2nd amendment.

What is your position on the legalization of marijuana? *

It should be for medical reasons

What is your position on the current three-tiered system for the sale and distribution of alcohol? *

A State issue

What is your position on land use, growth, and development? *

I do not favor the Change of any building codes as they now stand.

What is your position on crime and public safety? *

I believe we do an excellent job in Harford County but elsewhere like the City I have no idea how you deal with that.

What is your position on county tax caps? *

They are appropriate if handle properly.

Was Joe Biden legitimately elected President of the United States in the November 2020 Election? *


Do you pledge to accept the results of your election? *