Mr. Timothy C. Harlan is a 1967 graduate of Boonville High School, a 1971 graduate of Westminster College and a 1974 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School. In 1996, he attended the Program for Senior State and Local Executives at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a partner in the firm of Harlan, Harlan & Still, Columbia, Missouri and limits his practice to the representation of disabled claimants before the Social Security Administration and the federal courts.
In 1994, Mr. Harlan was elected to represent the 23rd District in the Missouri House of Representatives and was re-elected in 1996, 1998 and 2000. During his tenure, Mr. Harlan served as Chair of several committees: the Critical Issues, Consumer Protection and Housing Committee, the Joint Interim Committee on Managed Care, the House Interim Committee on Small Business Access to Affordable Health Care Insurance and the Joint Interim Committee on Aging. Mr. Harlan was the author and chief sponsor of HB335 in 1997 which remains a model for managed care legislation nationwide. In 1999, he was the House sponsor of the first nursing home reform legislation passed in Missouri in 20 years. He was the chief sponsor of HB328 in 2001, the nation’s strongest health insurance prompt pay legislation.
Many groups and organizations have honored Mr. Harlan as an outstanding legislator: Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri Pharmacy Association, Missouri Association of Homes for the Aging, Missouri Assisted Living Association, Missouri Perfusionists Society, Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Missouri Judicial Conference, University of Missouri’s LGBT Resource Center, Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition, St. Louis 2004, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Missouri Coalition of Alliances for the Mentally Ill, League of Women Voters, Missouri Optometric Association, Missouri Psychological Association, AARP, National Alliance On Mental Illness, Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, Boone County Muleskinners, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, Eastern Missouri Psychiatric Association, Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City and the Obstetrical Association of Greater St. Louis.
Mr. Harlan is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia. He currently serves on the boards of Friends of the MU Libraries, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Missouri State Board, MU Medical School Foundation, Community Advisory Board of the Aging in Place Project for the MU School of Nursing, Mid Missouri CIT and the Community Advisory Board for Missouri Health Connection. He is the President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Columbia.
Tim’s wife Linda is a graduate of Central Methodist College and they have been married since 1970. Linda retired from the Columbia Public Schools in 2011 after 40 years as a classroom teacher of English, Humanities, Special Education, and Film Studies at the Fulton Public School, and from 1973 Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School in Columbia.
Their son Reed is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is self-employed in the solar power industry. Their son Brook is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He teaches culinary arts at the Columbia Area Career Center and is the Food Editor for Inside Columbia magazine.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys cooking. He is a three-time winner of the Soulard Cajun Creole Cookoff in St. Louis, Mo., and has written a four generation family cookbook.