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Barry Glassman


glassman-barryIn 2014, Barry Glassman was elected as Harford County Executive. His administration has earned nine national awards for innovation from the National Asso-ciation of Counties.

Now in his second term, Glassman was appointed to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors by Gov. Larry Hogan. He served as president of the Maryland Association of Counties in 2019 and represented MACo on the Kirwan Commission’s Formula Work Group as it worked on an education funding plan for Maryland.

He was first elected to represent the northern district on the Harford County Council in 1990. He joined the House of Delegates in 1998 and Senate in 2010. In 2009 he was honored with the Senator William H. Amoss Memorial Legislative Award for outstanding service to the Maryland State Firemen’s Association.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

To listen.

What’s been your biggest success?

Our 24/7 Klein Family Harford Crisis Center for mental health and addiction services.

Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?

Former Council President Jeffrey Wilson, Sen. Bob Hooper, AME Rev. Violet Hopkins-Tann, Del. Maggie McIntosh , Sen. Mac Middleton and Margaret Wor-thington.

What are your hopes for the state or your community this year?

To move beyond the current pandemic and bring our families back together and the restoration of civility.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.