[Photograph of State Delegate] JAMES M. HARKINS, Republican,
County Executive, Harford County, since 1998.

Member, Charter Review Board, Harford County, 1987; Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Harford County, 1991-.

Member of House of Delegates, 1991-98. Member, Judiciary Committee, 1991-97 (ranking minority member, 1995-97; criminal justice subcommittee). Appropriations Committee, 1998 (public safety & administration subcommittee; oversight committee on pensions; oversight committee on personnel); Joint Committee on Investigation, 1993-98. Vice-Chair, Harford County Delegation, 1993-98. Member, American Legislative Exchange Council (criminal justice task force, 1992; national task force on agriculture, 1993).

Member, Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, 1996-98.

County Executive, Harford County, 1998-.

Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, December 29, 1953. Attended Bel Air Senior High School; Harford Community College, A.A. (criminal justice), 1987. Sergeant, Administrative Services Division, Harford County Sheriff's Department. Chair, Republican Central Committee, Harford County, 1987-90. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996. Past president, North Harford Republican Club; Harford Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police. Member, Highland Community Association; Parent Teacher Association, North Harford Elementary School; Mt. Ararat Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (AF&AM). Police Officer of the Year - Harford County, Baltimore Sun, 1981. Deputy of the Year, Harford County Sheriff's Department, 1981. Law Enforcement Award, Susquehanna Optimist Club. Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, Sons of the American Revolution. Legislator of the Year Award, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association, 1993. Legislative Appreciation Award, Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, 1993. Member, Emory United Methodist Church. Married; two children.

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