Kevin (Kevin) M. Harris (D-27a)

State Delegate Kevin Harris

Kevin (Kevin) M. Harris (D-27a)
Capitol: 410.946.5400
FAX: 410.946.5080
District: 240.681.9177
Delegate
Lowe House Office Building 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401-1912
15912 Crain Highway
Brandywine, MD 20601-5921

Committee Assignments

Committee Assignments

Bio

Kevin has lived in the District 27A community for more than a decade. His military career led him to the area, but it was the rich history and strong community of Prince George's County that made it home. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Kevin is the youngest of four and was raised in a single-parent household. His mother, Ms. Donna Strand, whom he credits for his strong work ethic, was an 1199SEIU worker for more than 20 years. Kevin graduated from St. Benedict's Preparatory High School, whose motto was "What hurts my brother, hurts me. What hurts my sister, hurts me." It was there that the seeds of service, community and leadership were planted in him. With this greater understanding of service from school, enlisting in the United States Navy was a natural progression. During his 10-year career, Kevin was repeatedly recognized for his leadership and outstanding service. Dell Epperson, Commander of the USS Fletcher, stated that "Kevin has a natural command presence, a rare gift for such a young sailor." His military service sent him to war zones in Iraq (2) and Afghanistan where he earned the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal' and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. As a result of his hard work and dedication to service, Kevin was selected to serve at the White House Communication Agency (WHCA), an extraordinary opportunity, presented only to those with distinguished records. During his five-year tenure there, Kevin was awarded the 2007 All Star Award for excellent performance in upholding the Agency's tradition of delivering superb communication to the President, Vice-President, and their staff. In addition, Kevin has received numerous military service commendations including- - Joint Service Commendation Medal - Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal x2 - Humanitarian Service Medal After leaving the military, Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies from Washington Bible College and a Master of Science degree in Leadership with a focus in Leader Development from Walden University. He is also a certified coach with John C. Maxwell's Leadership Team. As soon as Kevin arrived back home in 2005, he began serving the Prince George's County community. He joined the St. Stephen Baptist Church in Temple Hills, MD, where he was ordained as an elder and served in positions that grew in responsibility. This included an appointment as the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Protocol which serves more than 2,500 members in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Harris currently attends Greater Saint John Church in Upper Marlboro, MD and serves on the ministerial staff and the church leadership team. Kevin has served as Vice-President of the Board for Lakeview in Brandywine, MD and was a former member of the Prince George's County Young Democrats. Because of his genuine desire to help others, Kevin continues to serve the community by leading and/or assisting with food drives, toy giveaways, and providing support to homeless shelters. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he organized and coordinated COVID testing locations in Upper Marlboro and Accokeek. Appointed by Prince George's County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks in 2021, Mr. Harris is a member of the Prince George's County Local Development Council (LDC) and currently serves as the Chairman of the Needs Assessment Committee. He is also a member of the NAACP, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Fort Washington Division VII Citizen Advisory Council (CAC). Kevin is an active Spring 2019 initiate of the Fort Washington (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated where he served as the chapter's Strategus and Ways and Means Chairman. He is currently a Board Member as well as one of the leaders for Maryland on the Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated Political Awareness Committee.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2026
Counties Representing
Charles
Prince George's