Dave Harrington (American Politician)

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Dave Harrington
Mayor of Aliso Viejo, California
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
  • Ross Chun (2018)
  • Phillip B. Tsunoda (2017)
Preceded byMike Munzing
Mayor Pro Tem of Aliso Viejo, California
In office
January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Preceded byMike Munzing
Succeeded byPhillip B. Tsunoda
Personal details
NationalityUnited States American
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Michele Williams
ResidenceAliso Viejo, California
AwardsOrange County Sheriff's Medal of Merit (2012)
WebsiteAliso Viejo Mayor Site
Nominee for
Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California
Election date
Primary election: June 5, 2018
Opponent(s)Don Barnes and Duke Nguyen
IncumbentSandra Hutchens
WebsiteOfficial Campaign Site
💼 Occupation

Dave Harrington is an American Republican government official, currently serving as Mayor of Aliso Viejo, California. Harrington served as an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy for 28 years, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He is currently running to replace Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff..[1]

Early Life[edit]

Harrington was raised in the Orange County communities of Garden Grove and Buena Park.

Sheriff Career[edit]

He served in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for nearly three decades and was awarded the Medal of Merit in 2012 for his work to improve technology for patrol deputies.[citation needed] 

Political Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Harrington was first elected to the Aliso Viejo City Council in 2014[2], defeating the city’s founding Mayor and current sitting Mayor. He was selected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2016, and as Mayor in 2017 and 2018[3][4]. As Mayor, he worked to improve safety in public schools, promote local government transparency, and support veterans throughout Orange County[5]

Orange County Sheriff Campaign[edit]

Mayor Harrington has announced his candidacy to succeed Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff of Orange County[6]. He is running on a platform of public safety, criminal justice, and reform at the Sheriff’s Department[7]

External Links[edit]

Official Campaign Site

Aliso Viejo Mayor Site


  1. Hamilton, Richard Winton, Matt. "Under fire, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens says she won't seek reelection". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.
  2. "David Harrington-Not the Usual Challenger". Aliso Viejo, CA Patch. 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  3. The City’s Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are selected at the first meeting of each December to serve a one-year term beginning in January of the next year.
  4. "Meet Aliso Viejo's newest mayor, Dave Harrington". Orange County Register. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  5. "As city matures, Aliso Viejo celebrates its accomplishments". Orange County Register. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  6. "Aliso Viejo mayor launches bid for O.C. sheriff". Orange County Register. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  7. Moxley, R. Scott (7 February 2018). "Candidate Dave Harrington Wants Honest Orange County Sheriff Leadership". www.ocweekly.com. Retrieved 2018-02-15.

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