Senator, District 47, Prince George’s County
Senator Harrington began his public service path in 1995 as the first African-American to be elected as Mayor of Bladensburg. Prior to arriving to the Senate, Senator Harrington, for six years, was a member of the Prince George’s County Council. During his county tenure, he served as Chair of the Council. He relinquished his seat as Chair upon receiving the appointment to the Senate. He chaired the Prince George’s County Council’s Transportation, Housing and Environment Committee as well as the Planning Zoning and Economic Development Committee. Also when he was the council’s Vice-Chair, Harrington was in chair of the council’s legislative review of the County budget. Senator Harrington has received numerous awards and acknowledgements including: the Hurston Wright Foundation’s Ella Baker Award for community and literary service, the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award from the Washington Council of Agencies, United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) Non-Profit Champion Award, Human Services Coalition Champion Award, the Minority Building Industry Association Honorary Members Award, and the Port Towns Community Hero Award. He currently serves as a supporting member of the Prince George’s County Place Matters Team.