Harford County Executive David Craig Begins Record 10th Year

Harford County Executive David Craig began his 10th year of service on Tuesday, July 8, which is significant because it adds to Craig’s record length of service in Harford’s top elected post.

David Craig
Harford County Executive David Craig, Courtesy of Harford County Government

According to The Baltimore Sun,

On July 8, 2005, Craig held his first cabinet meeting in the morning of his first full day leading the county where he has lived his entire life.

Craig was sworn in on July 7, 2005 to complete the remaining 17 months in the term of predecessor James Harkins, who was appointed Director of Maryland Environmental Service by then-Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Craig was elected to continue as county executive in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.

Last July, he became the longest-serving executive in Harford County history, surpassing the eight-year terms of Habern Freeman (1982-1990) and Eileen Rehrmann (1990-1998).

The Harford County charter limits county executives to two consecutive four-year terms, and Craig’s time as county executive comes to an end on Dec. 1.

Harford County Executive Craig also served as MACo’s President in 2010.

To read more about Harford County Executive Craig’s service, visit The Baltimore Sun.

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