David C. Harrington

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David C. Harrington
David C. Harrington (May 2008).jpg
Maryland State Senate
In office
Preceded by Gwendolyn T. Britt
Succeeded by Victor Ramirez
Prince George's County Council
In office
Mayor, Bladensburg, Maryland
In office
Personal details
Born (1954-07-31) July 31, 1954 (age 62)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cheryl Harrington
Children Stephen and Christopher
Residence Cheverly, MD

David C. Harrington is an American politician from Maryland, a member of the Democratic Party and a former member of the Maryland State Senate. As of 2008, he is President and CEO of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce[1] in addition to serving as a Senior Policy Advisor for Common Health Action.[2]


  • Howard University, B.A. (political science) and a M.A. from Miami University
  • Senior fellow and faculty member, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland
  • Board of Directors, Faculty of Harvard Institute of Reading, Writing and Civic Education, Maryland Association of Counties
  • Economic Development Chair for National Association of Counties, Eastern Regional Representative, National Association of Black County Officials
  • Former director of education, Close Up Foundation
  • Former president, Maryland Municipal League; Port Towns Community Development Corporation

He is married and has two children.

In the legislature[edit]

Harrington was appointed to the State Senate in 2008 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Gwendolyn T. Britt.

  • Member of Senate since February 8, 2008
  • Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2008–
    • alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2008–
    • base realignment & closure (brac) subcommittee, 2008–
    • education subcommittee, 2008–
    • ethics & election law subcommittee, 2008–
    • health subcommittee, 2008–
  • Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2008–


Harrington's wife Cheryl is the owner of Shortcake Bakery. His oldest son, Stephen, is an alumnus of Morehouse College and the Brown University Graduate School. David's younger son Christopher is an alumnus of Dickinson College and has an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business|Smith School at the University of Maryland.