1st Congressional District Race

John Larson (D)*

Party: Democrat.
Age: 70.
Residence: East Hartford.
Occupation: Representative, U.S. House.
Education: Central Connecticut State University.
Platform: Protect good-paying jobs here in Connecticut and transform the Greater Hartford Region with a bold infrastructure plan. Protect Social Security, those with pre-existing conditions, and stop the double-taxation of Connecticut taxpayers. Work together to build up our communities and grow our economy.
Other: A former teacher and small business owner. Endorsed by the Working Families Party, CT AFL-CIO, UniformedProfessional Fire Fighters of CT, Sierra Club, National Organization of Women, Moms Demand Action, NARAL Pro-choice America, and the National Association of Social Workers.

Jennifer Nye (R)

Party: Republican.
Age: 60.
Residence: Manchester.
Education: Briarwood College.
Occupation: Legal assistant.
Platform: Reduce taxes to encourage job creation and a strong economy. Expand technical education and other opportunities for young people. Maintain a strong military and protect the country’s borders.
Other: Married with two adult children. Served on the Manchester Board of Directors along with various town committees and the Manchester Fire Department as a commissioner.

Thomas McCormick (G)

Party: Green Party.
Age: 58.
Residence: West Hartford.
Education: B.A., UCONN, Certificate of History and Social Study, Central Connecticut State University. Occupation: Retired teacher.
Platform: Increasted infrastructure spending, reduced military spending, expanding public education beyond high school, full employment with government employer of last resort.
Other: Married to wife, S. Dianne Rechel with son Benjamin.


Where they stand

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John Larson's Website

Jennifer Nye's Website

Thomas McCormick's Website