Deborah Tharpe is the longtime wife of businessman and politician, Hollis Tharpe, the current mayor of Front Royal, Virginia
Deborah’s husband was recently accused of soliciting a prostitute. Hollis was indicted Friday for allegedly visiting a massage parlor in Front Royal, on at least two occasions. He told media, “It’s embarrassing – but it’s a baseless charge”
Hollis L. Tharpe was elected Mayor of Front Royal effective January 1, 2017. Prior to that time, he served on the Front Royal Town Council from 2000-2004 and 2010-2016, including two years as Vice Mayor.
Mayor Tharpe is a native of Front Royal. He is self-employed as owner/President of Tharpe’s Novelties. Mr. Tharpe is a member of the American Legion, the Front Royal/Warren County Humane Society, BPOE Elks Lodge and the Front Royal Moose Lodge.
This is not the first time, Tharpe has issues with the law. According to online Warren County court records, Tharpe was involved in one local court proceeding in 1995 when he was found guilty of a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.
More recently in 2018, he was reportedly under investigation for a “criminal matter,” according to Winchester Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams.
The 67-year-old happens to be a married man, father and grandfather. He and Deborah Stonebreaker have been married for 26-years.
According to her husband’s website, Deborah and her mayor husband raised four children together, all daughters. The couple is also proud grandparents to 10 grandchildren. In addition they have four great-grandchildren.
According to social media, Deborah Tharpe who goes by Debbie Tharpe –is also a Front Royal native. She attended Warren County High School and later graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College. The mom of four keeps a low profile, however her husband’s Facebook profile often shares images of the two together at events.