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Bill Harwood, a former member of Brady’s Board, has been a Brady donor and supporter since 1997. He has had a long and successful career as an energy lawyer in Maine, having spent most of his career in private practice, and more recently serving as a Public Advocate for the state.

For most of his adult life, Bill made contributions to various gun violence prevention groups, but after the Columbine massacre in 1999, he was moved to do something more. In 2000, he founded Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, now known as the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, where he continues to serve on the Board. Shortly after, Bill became interested in gun violence prevention work at the national level, so he ran for the public representative seat on Brady’s Board and was elected.

HE SERVED ON THE BOARD FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS, HAVING THE HONOR OF SERVING ALONGSIDE SARAH BRADY, AND WAS THE BOARD CHAIR FOR HIS FINAL FEW YEARS.

Bill is frustrated by the fact that, though many people care about gun violence prevention, it sometimes doesn’t translate to making it a key issue for them when voting. However, he believes that if folks make it a top priority for them when voting, especially in local elections, there is a great opportunity for meaningful reform.

When Bill is not practicing law, he teaches a course about the Second Amendment at the University of Maine School of Law, a course that is not available at most law schools. He enjoys being in a lecture hall with bright law students who want to learn more about the law’s relationship to firearms.

WE THANK BILL FOR HIS LONG-TIME SUPPORT OF BRADY AND OUR MISSION TO SAVE LIVES — OUR WORK IS MADE POSSIBLE BY DEDICATED ADVOCATES LIKE HIM!

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