Harford County truly is a wonderful community, blessed by a tradition of strong families supported by a rich religious heritage and generous local support. Our citizens have always risen to the challenge, generously providing their time, energy, and finances to support public safety, education, recreation, culture, churches, and the less fortunate. I was one of eleven children when my father and older brother left home to serve in Vietnam. I will never forget the love and support my family received during those years from our Harford community. Likewise, when I was deployed to Iraq for three years, my wife and children received the backing of so many in this great county. With all that my family and I have gained from the kindness and generosity from our community, it is a personal goal that every Harford County resident will feel the same support in times of need.