Jonathan Harris (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the Connecticut state senator. For the American stage and character actor, see Jonathan Harris.
Jonathan A. Harris
Jonathan A. Harris 2, March 14, 2008.jpg
Member of the Connecticut Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2011
Preceded by Kevin Sullivan
Succeeded by Beth Bye
Constituency Represented Bloomfield (part), Burlington, Farmington (part), and West Hartford
Personal details
Born 1964
Political party Democratic
Residence West Hartford

Jonathan A. Harris (born 1964) is an American politician. Harris, a Democrat, served as a state senator from Connecticut's Fifth District from 2005 to 2011.

Harris, a resident of West Hartford, represented Bloomfield (part), Burlington, Farmington (part), and West Hartford in the Connecticut Senate. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he served as mayor of West Hartford.

Harris grew up in West Hartford and graduated from Hall High School and later from Brandeis University. He worked for U.S. Congressman Barbara Kennelly before earning a law degree from New York University.

On April 1, 2010, Harris formally entered the race for Connecticut Secretary of the State. He was endorsed by U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) and West Hartford mayor Scott Slifka.[1] Harris narrowly missed receiving the Democratic Party's nomination at the state convention. He withdrew from the race on June 7, 2010.

In March 2011, Harris was appointed Deputy Treasurer of the State of Connecticut. He served until May 2012. On May 11, 2012, State Party Chair Nancy Dinardo announced that Harris would succeed Eric Hyers as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee.[2] In December 2014, Harris was nominated to succeed William M. Rubenstein as the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection.[3]

References[edit]



Preceded by
Kevin Sullivan
Connecticut Senator from the Fifth District
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Beth Bye