Beth Bye

Former West Hartford Mayor Jonathan Harris Formally Declares for Governor

Former West Hartford Mayor Jonathan Harris Formally Declares for Governor

Standing just steps from the Blue Back Square housing and retail development that he helped shepherd in as mayor of West Hartford, Jonathan Harris launched his gubernatorial campaign Saturday by pledging to promote a progressive agenda and a can-do attitude.

“I get things done,’’ the 53-year-old Democrat told more than 50 supporters gathered on a sidewalk in West Hartford Center. “I have the ability to hit the ground running on Day 1 and tackle our toughest challenges.”

Harris’ platform includes support for paid family leave and pay equity for women as well as investments in job-training programs to encourage young people to settle in Connecticut.

An attorney who also...

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