Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles on the candidates running for Maryland governor in 2014. Click here to read all the profiles.
Republican David Craig
A 10th-generation Harford County resident, David Craig has three children and eight grandchildren who all live within a mile of each other. His early career was in education, where he served as an assistant principal – something he says was a good training ground for a political career.
Craig was elected mayor of Havre de Grace five times, serving a total of nine years. He has served as the Harford County executive for two-and-a-half terms, and has 18 years of experience balancing budgets, lowering taxes and providing important services to residents.
Craig says he has worked across party lines to help pass dairy farming legislation. As governor, he says he would work to bring new business to Maryland.
He is also pledging to phase out the personal income tax, which he sees as undermining business in Maryland.
Craig says he is just a “regular guy,” and his goal as governor would be to make conditions right for people to continue to “live, play and retire” in Maryland.
Find out more about Craig’s campaign here.