John P. McKinney

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John P. McKinney
Connecticut Senator from the 34th District
In office
Succeeded byTony Hwang
Constituencyrepresented Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston (part), and Westport (part)
Personal details
Born (1964-03-06) March 6, 1964 (age 55)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

John P. McKinney is a former Republican member of the Connecticut Senate, representing the 28th district since 1999, and served as its Minority Leader from June 2007 until 2014.[1] He was a candidate for governor in 2014, receiving enough delegates during the convention to qualify for an August primary.[2][3] McKinney's 2014 campaign was particularly focused on reducing the size of government, decreasing tax burden, and growing the economy.[4] He was defeated in the 2014 Republican primary by Tom Foley.

He was succeeded as Connecticut Senate Minority Leader by Len Fasano.

McKinney considered running for Congress in 2010 in Connecticut's 4th congressional district against incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Himes.

McKinney is the son of Stewart B. McKinney,[1] a former Congressman for the Fourth Congressional District in Connecticut. He is also the grandson of Briggs Cunningham.

McKinney is currently out of politics and practices law in Fairfield, Connecticut.


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