Sen. Harris Formally Enters Race – Rep. Larson Endorsement

Today State Senator Jonathan Harris formally entered the race for Secretary of the State with the endorsement of Congressman John Larson. <Candidate’s Web Announcement> <Courant Article>

From the candidate’s site:

“I feel the time is right to reinvigorate the role of the Secretary of the State to play a vital role in growing and retaining businesses in Connecticut,” said Sen. Harris. “The Secretary of the State not only performs the traditional roles of recording the state’s business, administering elections and maintaining business registration but should also vigorously advocate for Connecticut’s businesses and promote job creation.”

“From the Courant:

“The secretary of the state’s office is about jobs and democracy,” Harris, a Democrat, said. “And what more basic components do we need to be successful in the future in Connecticut?”

Harris promised to bring his legislative skill as a consensus builder to what he called the secretary of the state’s “bully pulpit,” a combination he said would increase small-business growth and resulting tax revenue. He also said he will increase citizen participation in elections and civic functions, and improve the office’s capability to provide more information, over the Internet, to citizens and businesses.

The Courant article states that Richard Abbate is still a candidate, while the last we heard, he was not.

Update:  Video from Local Online News <video>


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