If experience alone could win elections, David Craig would more than likely be Maryland’s next governor. A small town mayor (Havre de Grace), a big county executive (Harford), and add several terms as a delegate and in the state senate, plus his years as a public school teacher, and it’s hard to imagine a better training course for a chief executive of a very complex state. But as Craig knows all too well, experience alone is not the definitive trump card in the world of state politics. He faces a tough primary election this month against businessman Larry Hogan and an uphill battle against the Democrats in November.
The Spy sat down with the Republican gubernatorial primary candidate at Annie’s Paramount Steak House in Grasonville for a free-ranging conversation about his background, the world of Annapolis, and an extraordinary list of accomplishments he had while heading up Harford County. Craig also speaks candidly of the Detroit-like symptoms Maryland is showing, and his plan to eventually eliminate state personal income taxes.
The video is approximately eleven minutes long