Ken Harrington has served on the Legislature since 1998. He was a prior member of the Legislature, serving from 1982 until 1985.
Ken has worked to promote farming and agricultural businesses, which remain the county’s largest industry. He worked to establish the county Farmland Protection plan to safeguard open space and agricultural properties in the county.
He and his brother Phil, supervisor of the Town of Brunswick, operate Herrington Farms in Brunswick, the largest dairy farm in the county. The farm has been designated as a National Dairy of Distinction and was visited by then U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Venneman in 2003.
As legislator, Ken has worked to improve county roads and voted to provide more efficient highway equipment for the county Highway Department. He has voted to protect needed services for seniors, veterans and youths and voted three times to lower the amount of county property tax increases.
He was instrumental in creating a position of agricultural economic development specialist in the county and has worked to promote farming as a business in the county. He has voted to seek tougher restrictions on paroled sex offenders to protect children and families and has been an advocate for relief from huge state and federal mandates that negatively impact the county budget.
Ken is the Chairman of the Legislature’s Agricultural Committee and also serves on the Public Works and Rules & Legislative Operations Committees.
Ken and his wife, Bobbie, live on the family farm in Brunswick. They are parents of a daughter, Jessica, and a son, Jason.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Captain.