James J. Moran was re-elected November 4, 2014 after being appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley on December 17, 2013 to serve the remainder of the 4-year term for General Election November 2010. He was duly sworn and qualified as a Queen Anne's County Commissioner on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
My father was a 20 year Marine who married my mother, a French citizen from Algiers Algeria after WWII. I was born on a Marine Corps Base in Albany Georgia and then spent 4 years at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before moving to Bowie, Maryland where I was raised.
I joined the Marine Corps, 35 years to the day after my father and
spent 4 years serving my country and seeing the world. With the
exception of my wife and the birth of my children, there has been no
other event that has shaped my life more than the Marine Corps, with
respect to my resolve, determination, and can do attitude.
After the Marine Corps, I was attending Anne Arundel Community College
and working in the concrete construction industry. After a few years in
the concrete business, I started my own construction business in 1987
called James J. Moran Construction. In 1991, I devoted all of my time to
the decorative concrete business and changed the name of my company to
Increte of Maryland Inc., where I am currently the president. I started
another business in 2007 called Mid-Atlantic pigments LLC, which
supplies color used in concrete construction.
My dream was
always to move to Queen Anne’s County, where I would come for the
outdoors to crab, fish and hunt. That dream came true in 2004 when I
completed the construction of my home in Queenstown, where I live with
my beautiful wife Marybeth of 27 years, my children, Ashley 26, Kevin
23, and Michael 21. I have served on the Task Force for Government
Sustainability, the Economic Development Committee, and was the Vice
Chairman of the Planning Commission before being appointed to County