An ongoing legal battle may have shut down the candidate filing period for the time being, but that hasn’t kept the Guilford County District 3 Commissioners race from getting contestants. 

The latest to formally announce his candidacy for the seat that represents much of northwest Guilford County is longtime Summerfield resident Dan Suter, who describes himself in a press release as a “conservative, Christian Patriot whose personal mission is to ‘positively impact the lives of others.’”

The District 3 seat is being vacated by Guilford County Commissioner Justin Conrad in December of 2022.

According to Suter, the mission he’s on includes improving the lives of Guilford County residents by “stepping up as a citizen to make a difference in local government.”

Dan and his wife Jennifer, who have lived in Summerfield for over two decades, raised two kids who are now adults.

Suter will have to beat out some well-known names to win the Republican primary in May.  Also seeking the Republican nomination are Oak Ridge Town Councilmember George McClellan and Guilford County Board of Education Member Pat Tillman.  

Both of those candidates said they liked the job that Republican Conrad has been doing for the last seven years but decided to seek the seat when Conrad announced he wouldn’t run for a third four-year term.

The press release announcing Suter’s run for the District 3 seat states that his business experience as a project manager for a global company will allow him to bring more fiscal responsibility and accountability to Guilford County government and its projects.

“As within any project, spending taxpayer money responsibly is integrated into his platform priorities,” the release stated.  

Other campaign priorities include “Medical Freedom, Constitutional Freedom, Citizen Advocacy, and Personal Integrity.”

He added that he’s a proponent of “Board of Education Transformation and Election Integrity,” and he has a campaign mantra of “Freedom, Advocacy, Integrity.”