On January 4, 2008, Dan Harkins, a resident of Springfield, Ohio, filed his Petitions with the
Greene County Board of Elections to place his name on the 2008 Republican Primary Ballot for the
for the 7th Congressional District. The primary election will be held on March 4, 2008.
Dan Harkins, age 47, is an attorney in Springfield who has a general civil law practice which
includes matters involving health care and taxation. Harkins is an established civic leader. He was
the President of the Springfield Family YMCA and the President of Tecumseh Council, Boy Scouts
of America. His service resulted in various awards including the Silver Beaver award from
Tecumseh Council, the Board Award of Distinction from the Association of Ohio Philanthropic
Homes, Housing and Services for the Aging, and a Community Service Award from the Ohio State
Harkins has served with distinction as Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party for
10 years and as a member of the Clark County Board of Elections for 9 years. During the 2000
Presidential Recount in Florida, Harkins served as an observer, Team Leader, and Floor Manager.
Harkins was an alternate to the 2000 National Republican Convention and a delegate to the 2004
National Republican Convention. Should his candidacy Petitions be approved, Harkins will resign
as Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party and from the Clark County Board of Elections.
“Unreasonable taxes and unfunded mandates are hampering our economy. The
overwhelming burdens of a growing federal deficit and a troubled Social Security system need to
be resolved. Effective solutions are urgently needed to fulfill our commitments and to strengthen
our economy, so that our Nation may better compete in the global economy,” Harkins said.
“We need to champion Republican principles of lower taxes and less intrusive government.
Political rhetoric needs to be followed with effective action,” Harkins stated.
“I have been encouraged by many residents within the Congressional District to seek the
nomination. I am humbled by their encouragement and support. I look forward to running an
effective campaign,” said Harkins.
Attached are a campaign contact sheet, biographic statement about the candidate and
Paid for by the Harkins for Congress Committee