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Congressman

Maryland (District: 1)

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2011

Biography

Andrew P. “Andy” Harris (born January 25, 1957) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politician">politician and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physician">physician who has been the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland%27s_1st_congressional_district">Maryland’s 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party and is currently the only Republican member of Maryland’s Congressional delegation; he previously served in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Senate">Senate of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_General_Assembly">Maryland General Assembly.

The son of immigrants who fled communist Eastern Europe immediately after World War II, Andrew P. Harris, M.D., has spent a lifetime serving his neighbors, country and community.  Whether it is as a physician at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a veteran of the Naval Reserve, as a hard-working state senator, or now as congressman, Andy has made a life by serving others.  He is dedicated to making sure every constituent in the 1st Congressional District receives the highest-quality assistance and is well-represented in the halls of Congress.

Serving his neighbors.  Andy is a proud father of five children (Joe, Becky, Irene, Jessica and Danny), grandfather of one (Charles), and husband to Cookie for over 30 years.  Born in working-class Brooklyn in 1957, Andy grew up one of four boys in a small cape cod house.  He found his calling studying medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he lived in a one-room apartment and worked at a blood bank to help pay the tuition.  Harris graduated near the top of his class and continued to practice as an anesthesiologist for over three decades. In 2007, he was voted by his peers to receive the esteemed “Top Doc” award from Baltimore Magazine.  For the last few years Andy has also practiced at Memorial Hospital in Easton and Peninsula Regional Medical Center on the Eastern Shore.

Serving his country.  Filling a critical need for anesthesiologists in the Naval Reserve during the Reagan Administration, Andy volunteered, and later established and commanded the Johns Hopkins Medical Naval Reserve Primus Unit P0605C.  In 1990, his unit was recalled in order to assist with Operation Desert Shield (and later Operation Desert Storm) where they took care of active duty, veterans and POWs at Bethesda Naval Hospital.  Harris reached the rank of commander (O-5).

Serving his community.  Unhappy with the status quo in Annapolis, Harris, a political neophyte, decided to take on the establishment and make a run for the Maryland State Senate in 1998.  After winning by an impressive margin, Andy continued to serve as a physician – epitomizing our Founding Fathers’ belief in a part-time, citizen legislature.  His innovative thinking, devotion to efficient government and dedication to his constituents earned him the “Hero of the Taxpayer” award from the Maryland Taxpayers Association in 2008.

Andy began serving as the Congressman from the beautiful 1st Congressional district of Maryland in 2011. He serves on the Committee on Appropriations and is on the following Appropriations subcommittees: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch. In his free time, he enjoys spending time on the bay with his family and repairing old cars with his sons.

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