Harrington, John M.
Senate 2011-2012 (District 67)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Catholic, Zen Buddhism
Reported Minority: Black
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Teacher, Manager; Metropolitan State University/Former St. Paul Police Department Chief
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; B.A.;
College of St. Thomas; M.A.; Master of Arts in Education - Public Safety, 1985
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
St. Paul, Minnesota (Police Department, Beat Cop; Police Chief, July 2004-June 2010);
1977 to 06/30/2010
Metro Transit Police Chief (Metropolitan Council);
09/04/2012 to ?
Minnesota Department of Public Safety (Commissioner, Appointed by Governor Tim Walz);
01/2019 to ?
Sarah Walker (Partner)
Seven children: Mark, Amanda, Stephanie, Mike, Jessica, Jennifer, and John Benjamin
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: public safety, education, employment.
He (along with Rep. Rena Moran) were reported as "St. Paul's first black legislators." (Pioneer Press, January 5, 2011)
He attended St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota and Clouds in Water Zen Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Religion provided by Politics in Minnesota, The Directory, 2011-2012.
Residence: Saint Paul
Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 9/3/2012
Occupation: Teacher, Manager; Metropolitan State University/Former St. Paul Police Department Chief
Environment and Natural Resources
Judiciary and Public Safety
Local Government and Elections
Rules and Administration: Ethical Conduct
Rules and Administration: Redistricting
Reason for unfinished term:
Appointed to other office
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