West Hartford’s favorite son, Jonathan Harris, was formally endorsed by the West Hartford Democratic Party to run for Governor of Connecticut on the Democratic ticket last evening of March 8th at the West Hartford town hall.
From the Hartford Courant article: “I get things done,’’ the 53-year-old Democrat told more than 50 supporters gathered on a sidewalk in West Hartford Center. “I have the ability to hit the ground running on Day 1 and tackle our toughest challenges.”
Harris’ platform includes support for paid family leave and pay equity for women as well as investments in job-training programs to encourage young people to settle in Connecticut.
An attorney who also served as a State Senator and State Consumer Protection Commissioner, Harris has been formally exploring a run since April and has raised more than $200,000.
“Jonathan’s eye has always been on the horizon,’’ said state Sen. Beth Bye, who has known Harris for 17 years and has endorsed his gubernatorial bid. “He’s always had big ideas.’’
“Jonathan was instrumental for putting West Hartford on the map,’’ said the town’s current mayor, Shari Cantor. “We would not be ranked one of the top communities in the country without the added vitality and economic development that Jonathan foresaw and helped navigate through.’’
A phrase was taught to him by his parents and grandparents. “When something is wrong, you stand up and you fight to fix it,’’ he said. “You treat everyone with dignity and respect. This is what I was raised to believe.”
If you would like to donate and support Jonathan’s campaign – please visit his website here
To read more about Jonathan – here are just some of the articles
- Connecticut Mirror
- NBC – CT
- WTNH Channel 8 in New Haven
- Jonathan Harris’ Facebook Page is here – facebook.com/harrisforct