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Jon Lender is a reporter on the politics and government beat. He writes The Courant’s Sunday investigative column, Government Watch. A reporter and editor for 40 years, he has received numerous regional and national journalism awards, including the 2004 George Polk Award for investigative stories by him and two other reporters about corruption involving Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who later served 10 months in federal prison. He began as a town reporter in Willimantic, Bristol, Southington and Middletown before switching to investigative reporting and government/politics coverage.

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Jon Lender

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Hartford's Registrars: For Years, The Little Office That Couldn't

Hartford's Registrars: For Years, The Little Office That Couldn't

November 8, 2014

Tuesday's highly publicized election mess in Hartford may have earned the city's voter registrars a reputation as the Little Office That Couldn't — but the office has been compiling a record of subpar performance since at least 2010, with Democratic registrar Olga Vasquez leading the way.