West Hartford resident Jonathan Harris has been named to executive director of the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee.
The appointment was announced by Democratic State Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo on Friday.
Harris, a West Hartford native who served as mayor from 2001-2004 and state senator (D-5th district) from 2004-2010, most recently served as deputy treasurer in the State Office of the Treasurer.
In a news release announcing the appointment, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said, “Jonathan Harris has a long history of service to the people of Connecticut and has been an effective champion for the values we hold dear in the Democratic Party. From advocacy on behalf of seniors to his efforts to improve access to healthcare to his work to improve local government, his energy and dedication to our shared Democratic principles make him an ideal candidate to serve the State Central Committee as its executive director.”
“This is an excellent opportunity to continue my public service and help ensure strong leadership for all citizens of Connecticut,” Harris said in the release. “I look forward to working with leaders across the state to promote good and responsive government.”
While in the senate, Harris served as co-chair of the Human Services Committee and later as co-chair of the Committee on Public Health, according to the release.
Harris is a graduate of Brandeis University and New York University School of Law.