The Carroll County Sun News Person Of The Year

December 30, 1990

Name: Larry E. Haines

Chosen by The Carroll County Sun for: What his election to the state Senate for District 5, representing most of Carroll and part of Baltimore County, will mean to the citizens; the Republican defeated incumbent Republican Sharon W. Hornberger in the primary election and Democrat Jeff Griffith, who had been a County Commissioner for the previous eight years, in the general election

Age: 52

Residence; hometown: Westminster; Winfield

Education: Attended Mount Airy High School, earned high school equivalency degree, completed real estate appraisal and brokerage courses at Frederick Community College

Family: Wife: Jane, 47, homemaker; Children: Garry, 29, of Westminster, assistant at Haines Realty; Kevin, 27, of Littlestown, Pa.; Matthew, 26, assistant at Haines Realty; Levi, 12; three grandchildren

Place of worship: Church of the Open Door, Westminster

Activities/hobbies: Owner of Haines Realty in Westminster, an appraisal and brokerage business; member of Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and county, state and national Realtor's associations; member, board of directors, Bank of Maryland/Carroll County; served on county's Future of Agriculture Committee; former dairy farmer; hunting; fishing; American history

Accomplishments: Established and runs family owned business with two sons; elected to Maryland Senate

Recipient's comments: From election night following his victory: "Our people took our campaign to the grass roots. Some people asked me why I was running for this seat. Well, it was the seat that was open and it was the seat I wanted, and here I am. We proved the support we have tonight with the results from Baltimore County, where there's very heavy Democratic registration. I know I will have long days ahead, but I will do the job to the best of my ability. My door will be open to you. I was brought up on hard work, I know what it's all about and that's what I'm here for."

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