2018 Primary election results

Joe Woods

Joe Woods
  • Republican
  • Residence: Fallston

About Joe Woods

Education

Emergency Service and Public Safety leadership studies with National Board certifications.

Background

I have served in a number of Emergency Service and Public Safety leadership rolls on the local, state, and national levels. In Harford County I have served our Community since 1994 as a Volunteer Firefighter rising to the Office of Fire Chief. I was a Search and Rescue K9 handler and an Urban Search and Rescue search manager at the State level. On the National level I have served as a Firefighter with the Department of Defense and as an Emergency Manager being deployed with FEMA during the 2017 hurricane season. I am also a small business owner. My wife Laura and I started Maryland Quartermaster in 2011. Maryland Quartermaster is a police, military, and public safety supply store located in Fallston.

Questionnaire

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1
Glassman record
What do you consider the greatest accomplishments and failings of the Glassman administration?
Woods: I think Executive Glassman has done an excellent job and has many accomplishments.
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2
Taxes
Does Harford County have adequate resources to meet its needs, particularly in the funding of public schools and law enforcement?
Woods: Yes, at this time.
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3
Land use
Have the county’s land use policies adequately balanced growth and the preservation of existing communities and agricultural land?
Woods: Yes.
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4
Opioids
How do you rate the county’s efforts to fight opioid addiction overdoses? What else, if anything, should the county be doing to combat the epidemic?
Woods: I think the county is doing a good job prioritizing efforts to solve this crisis. We have been vigilant in providing financial resources and support.
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5
Sherrif's office
How would you characterize the relationship between the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the communities it serves? Are any reforms necessary?
Woods: I think the relationship is very good and that the Sheriff’s office does an outstanding job in our communities. I believe there should be a greater appreciation and acknowledgement for the sacrifices, bravery and dedication of our law enforcement officers.
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6
Fire/EMS
The Glassman administration is trying to lead Harford County’s formerly all-volunteer fire and emergency medical services to more a professional organization with more paid personnel. How do you rate the county’s effort and what should have or could have done differently in this controversial transformation?
Woods: I think the County Executive has led this transition gracefully. Change/transition is never easy and I think he has served the County well in this initiative.
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