Re-Elect Neil H. Harris to the Gaithersburg City Council


This November, I will be on the ballot for election to the Gaithersburg City Council. I ask for your support to continue to provide steady, strategic leadership to our great city. Look to this site for information on news and events, or use the subscription form to the right to receive occasional updates to your email box.


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Meet Your Council Member

Neil H. Harris is an experienced community and business leader. He has served on the council since his appointment in 2014 and election to a full term in 2015. He is up for re-election in November of 2019. Since joining the council, Neil has focused on a number of issues including fiscal responsibility, regional transportation, school funding, and public safety. He held leadership positions in the Kentlands Citizens Assembly over the past 10 years and served on a number of city and regional committees. He is not related to Neil Patrick Harris, sad to say.

  • Business Experience. 20+ years as a technology entrepreneur with companies including GE, Atari, Commodore, and Simutronics. Currently an IT executive focusing on digital technologies.
  • Education. Wharton MBA and UMUC B.Sc. in business management with highest honors. Studies focused on strategic planning, finance, and marketing.
  • Family and Personal. Married to Dr. Michelle New, child psychologist. 3 children. Lives in Kentlands since 2002, moved to Gaithersburg in 1988 and lived in Pheasant Run.
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  • This opinion piece was published in the Washington Post on July 28, 2019. The No. 1 transit problem in Maryland is money Traffic flows along interchanges that link Interstates 495 and 270 in 2018. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) By Neil H. Harris July 26 Neil H. Harris is a member of the Gaithersburg City Council and a voting member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board. Transportation in Maryland is in dire need of an upgrade. But the … read more

  • Curious about Monorail? Here is a video produced about the project to connect Shady Grove with Frederick.

  • Neil Harris Runs for Second Term on City Council  

  • The MoCo Show was kind enough to invite me to join them, and the podcast can be heard here: