Committee to Re-Elect Dion Guthrie


Candidate Bio

About Dion Guthrie

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Dion Guthrie is the trusted political leader in Harford County.

Why are you seeking re-election to Harford County Council?

"To bring stability and progress back to District A, which has been lost in the last 7 ½ years."

Dion was at the Aberdeen Proving Ground working with the Garrison Commander to remove the incinerator plant at the end of Rt. 152.

Political Biography

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Councilman Guthrie Bio Highlights


  • Councilman Guthrie has been a resident of Harford County in Joppatowne area for over fifty years
  • Married to Diana and they had six children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

District A

  • Abingdon, Edgewood, Joppa/Joppatowne and Magnolia
  • Initially elected in 2002, re-elected in 2006 and again in 2010
  • Also elected Delegate to Democratic National Convention in 2008 held in Denver, Colorado, in 2012 held in Philadelphia, PA and again in 2020, held by Zoom due to the pandemic.


  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Search and Rescue, April 2010
  • Maryland Department of Planning, Planning Commission/Planning Board Education Course, 2010


  • Antioch University, BA, 1998
  • McKendree School of Religion, AA, 1992, BA 1996
  • Dundalk Community College AA, 1991
  • Academy for Excellence in Local Government, University of Maryland, 2009
  • Sheriff's Citizen Police Academy, 2007
  • Harford Leadership Academy in 2000, was named one of the top graduates of all time, which has graduated over 1000 students


  • Councilman Guthrie was appointed and commissioned, Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay, by the Governor of the State of Maryland for his maritime support of the protection and clean-up of the Chesapeake Bay, and because of his work with special needs children, 1997
  • Selected to carry the Olympic Torch for the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Drove Cal Ripken around Camden Yards after Ripken final major league game.  Mr. Ripken graciously autographed Councilman Guthrie's 1983 World Series Baseball, the last ball signed by Cal in the field of play, as an Oriole

Boards and Commissions

  • Served on the following Boards and Commissions
  • Commission on Disabilities
  • Community Medication Commission
  • Audit Committee
  • Harford Cable Network (HCN) advisory Board – 20 years
  • Appointed to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission by the County Executive
  • Services on the BRAC Committee of the Susquehanna Region of the Governor's Workforce Investment Board of Harford and Cecil County. also serves on the Executive and Business Service Committees
  • BRAC Committee for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Goddard Alliance, in Greenbelt, MD
  • Joppa / Joppatowne Community Advisory Board
  • Member of the Board for Greater Excellence in Education Foundation (GEEF)
  • Legislative Liaison to the Route 40 Business Association
  • Lifetime member of the National Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Rumsey Island Residence Association
  • Instrumental in bringing the Guardian Angels to Harford County to aid in fighting crime
  • Currently serving as the President of the Baltimore Port Council
  • Appointed as a consultant to the Harford County Sheriffs Union, 1991
  • Registered lobbyist in the State of Maryland, 1987 – 2002
  • Arbitrator on the National Panel of Consumer Arbitrators for Better Business Bureau, 1986 - 1998
  • Commodore – Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club

Meet Dion

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By David Anderson,
Jun 08, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Guthrie is married with six children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a consultant and business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. The union represents about 250 workers at Goddard. He has previously worked as the full-time business manager and president of the IBEW in Maryland, and he spent 20 years as an unpaid registered lobbyist in Annapolis for retirees and "working men and women." He said lobbying gave him experience in working with Democrats and Republicans. "I was able to get over 90 percent of my [council] bills passed," Guthrie said. "You just have to know how to be a legislator; you have to know how to work with both sides of the aisle." Guthrie is a 2000 graduate of the Harford Leadership Academy. The academy is a leadership development program sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, according to the HCC website. Students learn about all government operations in Harford County. Guthrie recommends anyone running for local office participate in the academy as soon as possible. "Learn something about your county and how it operates," he said.

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Meet Our Team

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Diana Guthrie, Campaign Manager; Tammy S. Baczynskyj, Treasurer and Campaign Team