Republican politician and, beginning in 2012, 106th district Illinois State Representative. During his time in the Illinois House of Representatives, he served on the Veterans' Affairs, Public Safety, and Agriculture committees.
He studied music education at Illinois State University and subsequently worked as a special education teacher.
He sponsored a bill that mandated the disclosure of previous mobile home use for methamphetamine manufacture to prospective mobile home owners.
He was raised on his family's farm in Iroquois County, Illinois.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed several of Harms' proposed bills into law.