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John Harrington
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Minnesota State Senate District 67
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Office website
John Harrington is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 67 from 2011 to 2013.

Harrington graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts, and from the College of St. Thomas with a Master of Arts in Education and Public Safety in 1985.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harrington has served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Harrington defeated eight DFL opponents in the August 10 primary. He defeated Krysia Weidell (R) and Dino Guerin (I) in the general election.[1]

Minnesota State Senate, District 67 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Harrington (DFL) 11194 65.94%
Krysia Weidell (R) 4343 25.58%
Dino Guerin (I) 1393 8.21%
Write-In 45 0.27%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Harrington raised $43,339 in contributions.[2]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $13,869 to his campaign.


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[3]


Harrington received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 64th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[4]


Harrington received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 45th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mee Moua (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 67
Succeeded by
Foung Hawj (DFL)