M. Wayne Huggins
Huggins was born in East St. Louis, Illinois. Over the course of his childhood, Huggins lived in a number of places, including Illinois, Miami, Florida, St. Joseph, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois before moving to Arlington, Virginia in 1970. Huggins graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Psychology in 1978.
Huggins was employed by the United States Secret Service Executive Protective Service from 1970 until 1971.
Huggins became a Virginia State Police trooper in December 1971.
Huggins began his service with the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office on May 1, 1978, when he was hired by Sheriff James D. Swinson to replace the recently fired Myron L. Greenquist. Widely touted at the time of his hiring as a successor to the beleaguered sheriff, Huggins took over the top spot in the elections of 1979 defeating Democrat Kenneth R. Wilson and independents Christopher Stokes and James Settle.
Colonel Huggins currently works as a lobbyist and executive director for the Virginia State Police Association.
Together with his wife Wanda, Huggins fathered two children Wayne Jr. and Sarah.
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