Focus on the Counties: Harford Co. Exec. Barry Glassman Balancing Budgets, Growth | WYPR

Focus on the Counties: Harford Co. Exec. Barry Glassman Balancing Budgets, Growth

Aug 3, 2016

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
Credit photo courtesy Harford County Government

We begin today with another installment in our Focus on the Counties series.  Over the past few weeks, Tom Hall has been joined in Studio A by the county executives of Baltimore, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties. This morning Tom welcomes Harford County Executive Barry Glassman to the studio. Mr. Glassman is 54 years old and a native of Havre de Grace, Maryland.  He is a Republican, elected in 2014.

Glassman is a graduate of Washington College, in Chestertown.  Before entering politics, he worked as an insurance investigator and held positions with Baltimore Gas and Electric. He was a member of the Harford County Council in the 1990s, a State Delegate from 1999 to 2008 and a State Senator from 2008 to 2014.

Among the topics Tom takes up with the Harford County Executive are how he's been handling water quality issues, managing the Susquehanna watershed and Harford County's Chesapeake Bay shoreline, his efforts to foster both rural interests and suburban development, and Mr. Glassman's passion for fiscal balance and efficiency in government.