James M. Harkins

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James M. Harkins
Harford County Executive
In office
December, 1998 – June, 2005
Preceded by Eileen M. Rehrmann
Succeeded by David R. Craig
Delegate District 35A
In office
1991–1998
Preceded by Joseph Lutz & William A. Clark
Succeeded by Barry Glassman & Joanne S. Parrott
Personal details
Born (1953-12-29) December 29, 1953 (age 60)
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Political party Republican
Religion Methodist

James Harkins is the current Director of Maryland Environmental Services. He is a former Harford County Executive and Delegate for District 35A.

Education[edit]

Harkins attended Bel Air High School. He received his A.A. from Harford Community College.

Career[edit]

Harkins joined the Harford County Sheriff's Office and was eventually promoted to sergeant. He was awarded Police Officer of the Year - Harford County by the Baltimore Sun in 1981 and Deputy of the Year, Harford County Sheriff's Department, 1981.

He chaired the Republican Central Committee, Harford County, 1987-90. In 1996, he was elected as Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1996, 2000, 2004.

In 1998, Harkins was elected as Harford County Executive. He served in this office until June 30, 2005 when Governor Robert Ehrlich appointed him to be Director of Maryland Environmental Service.

Election results[edit]

  • 1994 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 35A[1]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James M. Harkins, Rep. 18,655   36%    Won
Donald C. Fry, Dem. 14,458   28%    Won
James F. Greenwell, Rep. 10,443   20%    Lost
Joseph Lutz, Dem. 7,858   15%    Lost
  • 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 35A[2]
Voters to choose two:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
James M. Harkins, Rep. 10.122   29%    Won
Donald C. Fry, Dem. 8,791   25%    Won
James A. Adkins, Rep. 8,594   24%    Lost
Joseph Lutz, Dem. 7,946   22%    Lost

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 24, 2007
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Oct. 24, 2007

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