Harris Will Not Enter the Democratic Primary for Secretary of the State

From a press release:

State Senator Jonathan A. Harris (Dem. – 5th Dist. – West Hartford, Burlington, Bloomfield, Farmington) announced today that he will not run in the Democratic primary for Secretary of the State.

Harris, who previously served as a Town Councilor and Mayor of West Hartford and is currently serving his third term in the Connecticut State Senate decided earlier this year not to seek re-nomination to the state Senate to pursue statewide office. Harris came in a close second at the Democratic State Convention on May 21st.

“This was a difficult decision for me, but ultimately the right one,” said Harris. “It is critical that civic engagement in our state continues to thrive and that we have a renewed commitment to growing businesses and creating jobs. Democrats are well-positioned to make sure both of these goals are reached, and I look forward to helping the party in any way that I can.”

Sen. Harris ran an energetic campaign for Secretary of the State traveling around Connecticut proposing new, innovative ways that the office could become a more effective advocate for small business, strengthen civic life in Connecticut and better utilize technology and e-government.

“I’m honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to serve my community and state for nearly a decade,” said Harris. “I would like to thank the voters who time and again placed their trust in me. While I will no longer hold office, I am confident that there will be many opportunities for me to continue my public service.”

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