Jason Gallion is a farmer, a family man, and a man of faith dedicated to public service. His successful career in agriculture and leadership experience within the volunteer fire service and other local groups reflect Jason’s deep knowledge and strong relationships within these communities, his effective organizational skills and high ethical standards.
Jason Gallion was born on February 10, 1977 to his parents, Charles and Mary Lou Gallion at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Jason has family roots in Maryland dating back to the 1600’s. Growing up on a small family farm on Aldino Road, Jason enjoyed raising calves with his father. He started his first job at age 15 milking cows on his uncle’s dairy farm in Level.
In 1993, at the age of 16, Jason Gallion joined the Level Volunteer Fire Company and has been an active member for nearly 25 years. Jason has held numerous elected offices during that time including Chief (2004–2009) and President (2011-2013). He has served as the budget committee chairperson since 2011 and has been a past delegate to the Harford-Cecil Volunteer Fireman’s Association.
Jason attended Harford County Public Schools and graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1995. He then went on to get a degree in political science from Harford Community College.
After college Jason started his own business, Hopewell Farm. It began as a dairy operation in Churchville and then Level from 1999-2004 where he milked 60 cows. In 2004 Hopewell Farm switched to the beef cattle and hay sales operation that it is today. Jason manages his herd of 50 beef cows, mostly Black Angus on farms in Level, Bel Air, and Darlington.
Jason has been the Agricultural Specialist for Harford County Government since April of 2016. In that position he administers the County’s Agricultural Grant program, serves as the county’s liaison to the Harford County Farm Fair and the Harford County Farm Bureau, works to promote the “buy local” initiative including the county’s farmers markets, and assists Agri-businesses that are starting up or trying to expand.
Jason Gallion is a current member and past member of the Board of Directors of the Harford County Farm Bureau and the Steppingstone Farm Museum. He is also a member of Smith’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Churchville where he has served as the youth group leader (2006-2008), church council chairman (2005-2007), and a trustee (2002-2004). Jason has been the finance committee chairperson since 2010. Jason Gallion is also the president of the Rock Run Cemetery Board of Directors.
Jason married Sonya Eagleston, a math and special education teacher on July 14, 2012. Jason and Sonya live on a farm in Level with their three daughters, Marie (4), Eliza (3), Helen (1), and their cat Lincoln. The Gallion family regularly attend church services at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene in Bel Air, Maryland.