Andy Harris, M.D. was elected to the Maryland Senate in 1998 and is serving his third term. The only physician in the Senate, Senator Harris currently serves on the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee (Health Subcommittee) and the Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing. He served as Senate Minority Whip during the Ehrlich administration. Harris, who was a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps, brings to the race a wealth of experience with several issues critically important to the people of Maryland’s First District.
In 2004, George W. Bush carried Maryland’s First District with 62% of the vote, while John McCain won with 58% in 2008. The PVI rating for the district is R+13 and Cook Political Report rates the general election in November as “toss up.” Andy Harris has proven that he is prepared to put this conservative seat back in the Republican column. Harris’ positive vision for Maryland and America will lead him to victory over freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil and his big-government, big-spending policies.