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Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris
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Connecticut State Senate District 5
Former member
In office
2005-2011
PartyDemocratic
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Jonathan Harris (b. April 12, 1964) was a Democratic member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 5. He served in this position from 2005 to 2011. He served as Chief Assistant Majority Leader during his final term. He was a candidate for Connecticut Secretary of State in the 2010 election. Harris announced in June 2010 that he was dropping of the race, even though he qualified for the primary.[1]

Harris has been the Mayor of the Town of West Hartford. He was a candidate for the Connecticut State House of Representatives in 2000 but was not elected. He then served on the West Hartford Town Council from 2001 to 2004.

Harris earned his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1986. He went on to receive his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1990.

Harris was a Legislative Aide for former Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly. He worked as an attorney for Slavitt, Connery and Vardamis from 1992 to 1994. He then worked for Hebb and Gitlin from 1994 to 1997. He was a self-employed Political Consultant for 2 Statewide Campaigns from 1997 to 1998. He also worked as Counsel for the Democratic Caucus of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000. He has been an attorney for London and London since 1997.

Harris is divorced.

Committee assignments

State Senator Harris currently serves on the following legislative committees:

Elections

2010

Harris was a candidate for Connecticut Secretary of State in the 2010 election. Harris announced in June 2010 that he was dropping of the race, even though he qualified for the primary.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harris won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the Connecticut State Senate, defeating Joseph Merritt (R).[3]

Connecticut State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Harris (D) 33,302
Joseph Merritt (R) 14,807

Campaign contributions

2008

According to Follow the Money, Harris raised $98,669 in 2008 for his state senatorial campaign.[4]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $82,950
Morton Weinstein $125
Stacy Nerenstone $125
William MacDonnell $100
James McCusker $100

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Connecticut Senate - District 5
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Beth Bye