THE HONORABLE SYDNEY J. HARRISON
Constituent areas include:
Accokeek, Aquasco, Baden, Brandywine, Cheltenham, Clinton, Croom, Eagle Harbor, Fort Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Piscataway, and Upper Marlboro
12/5/2022 - 12/5/2026
TIME ON COUNCIL:
12/3/2018 - Present
Sydney J. Harrison was reelected in the November 2022 General Election to serve a second four-year term of office on the Prince George’s County Council, representing Councilmanic District 9. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Council Vice-Chair for Legislative Year 2022. Council Member Harrison is a member of the 2022-2023 Leadership Greater Washington Signature Program. In 2019, he chaired the Education and Workforce Development committee and served as a member of the Health, Human Services and Public Safety committee. During the 2020 Legislative Year, he again chaired the Education and Workforce Development committee, and served as Vice-Chair of the Health, Human Services and Public Safety, and Planning, Housing and Economic Development committees. In 2021, he served as Chair of the Health, Human Services and Public Safety committee. During his legislative tenure, Council Member Harrison has sponsored and supported numerous bills and resolutions focused on improving the Quality of Life for County residents. Prior to his Council election, Council Member Harrison was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, where he led and managed a multi-faceted team of court professionals; maintained case files for four major Circuit Court divisions; and administered the County's Juror Program, Notary Public Commission, issuance of business and marriage licenses, and passport application process. He is the former Vice-Chair of the Maryland Clerk's Association and won election to the Democratic Central Committee as the 27th Legislative District representative. Council Member Harrison is a former small business owner, and real estate professional, and maintains engagement in missionary and nonprofit work primarily focused on domestic violence, addressing homelessness, and advocating for foster care youth. A lifelong resident of District 9, member of Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine, and the proud father of his adult son, Jerrell, Council Member Harrison resides in Upper Marlboro.