Party affiliation: Republican
Owner Harkins Appraisal Service, Stratford, Connecticut, since 1987. Member District 120 Connecticut House of Representatives, 1997—2009, assistant minority leader, 2003. Mayor Town of Stratford, since 2009.
Member Stratford Republican Town Committee. 9th District councilman Stratford Town Council, 1995—1996, president, 1995—1997. Member Tax & Fiscal Policy Task Force.
Past chair Parks & Recreation Committee, Roosevelt Forest Commission. Connecticut chair American Legislation Exchange Council. Member oversight & intergovernmental affairs committee National Conference State Legislatures.
Denomination: Roman Catholic