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, my children, Ashley, Kevin, and Michael. 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 Commissioner.