Mr. Harris joined the Air Force and continued his education at Yuba College and Chico State University, where he graduated with a degree in Biological Science in 1970.
Ed Harris began his career at Campbell Soup Company as a chemist and moved to the Elk Grove area. Mr. Harris is married to Imogene Harris and they have two children, Daphne Michelle and Darryl Edward. The children attended Charles Mack Elementary School.
As Mr. Harris became involved in his children’s education in the Elk Grove School District, he felt a desire to become more involved in the policy making of the District. Edward Harris, Jr. was elected to his first term on the Elk Grove Board of Education in November of 1979 and remained on the Board for 21 years.
During his tenure, Mr. Harris served as President of the Board and was instrumental in helping to build several new schools and establishing high standards for all students.