Harding is a former chair of the Albemarle County Republican Committee. He was elected Chairman at a mass meeting held on March 7, 2016. Prior to becoming Chairman, Harding worked for Robert N. Tracci's 2015 campaign for Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney.
In 2015, Harding was appointed by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to the Region Ten Community Services Board of Directors,  where he served as the Chairman of the Committee on Advocacy. 
Harding received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2015. He received his undergraduate degree in Government and Economics from the University of Virginia. He works the law firm Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC, specializing in criminal defense representation. 
Harding's uncle is Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. Chip Harding.
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