Troup County resident Danny Harrington has announced his intention to qualify for the sheriff’s race Wednesday.
Harrington has lived in the Troup County area for most of his life with his wife of 28 years, Traci Harrington. They have two children, Michael and Courtney.
After graduating from Troup High School in 1983, he joined the United States Army rising to the rank of staff sergeant. Harrington became a member of the 1st Battalion 75th Rangers, an elite airborne infantry unit which operates under the Special Operations Command of the Army.
As a member of the Rangers he said he developed valuable leadership skills which will be an asset to the county if elected to the post of sheriff.
“My leadership traits were recognized while attending key leadership schools such as primary leadership development course and basic non-commissioner course where I was selected leadership awardee of both classes,” Harrington said.
After leaving the Rangers, he became an Army drill instructor. Harrington was selected as drill sergeant school class honor graduate and selected as the 1990 Fort Benning Drill Sergeant of the Year.
After sustaining a service-related injury he was honorably discharged. Harrington returned to the area and worked for Milliken & Company and Kimberly Clark for the past 20 years. He then started Harrington Lawn Care as part time business in 2005.
Harrington is a member of several organizations: Senior Member First Sergeant Ga. 153 Squadron Civil Air Patrol, Mount Hermon lodge 304 F.& A.M., a founding member of Oath Keepers, Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), National Rifle Association, Georgia Carry.Org, United States Army Ranger Association (USARA), GallantFew.org, WoundedWarriorProject.org and Georgia Automobile Racer Hall Of Fame Association (GARHOFA).
Harrington said he was inspired to run for sheriff after reading a book by Richard Mack titled “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope.”
“I know the positive impact that a highly motivated leader can have within an organization. A leader who expects the most from his men and treats them with fairness and respect, their morale and job performance depend on it and those perspectives are what I want to bring to the department.” said Harrington.
Harrington invited anyone interested to visit Danny Harrington For Troup County Sheriff 2012 on Facebook.