Byron Macfarlane for County Council

Byron is a native of Howard County. A steadfast supporter of public education, he attended Howard County schools, the University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Baltimore School of Law.


Byron was elected Register of Wills for Howard County in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. During his tenure, he’s been recognized across Maryland as an innovative, tech-savvy leader, advocating for the needs of the community and committed to excellence in public service.


Byron credits his education in Howard County public schools for inspiring his passion for public service. Over nearly two decades, he’s experienced working in county, state, and federal government. From 2004 to 2006, Byron served as Legislative Director to Delegate Peter Franchot, now the Comptroller of Maryland. In 2006, he was elected to serve on the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. And in 2016 Byron was a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, where he had the privilege to vote for Hillary Clinton to be the first woman nominee of a major party for President.


Macfarlane Family
Byron values community involvement and has been an active member of the Howard County Bar Association, several national, state, and local civil rights advocacy groups. He’s taught law school and volunteered for years in our public schools, helping children understand the importance of voting and making their voice heard.


Byron lives in Columbia. In his free time, he enjoys biking on Columbia’s scenic pathways and spending time with his mom, brother, sister, nephew, and two nieces.