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89th District House Candidates

Anne Harrigan (D)

Party: Democrat
Age: 57
Residence: Cheshire
Occupation: Quinnipiac University adjunct professor
Education: M.A. and Ph.D., University of Wyoming; B.A., University of Maine, Orono
Platform: Progressive tax reform with relief for middle class; sufficient funding for K-12 education; increase access to affordable higher education; workforce development through education and job training; support small and medium-sized businesses; safeguard health insurance protections; support women's’ right to choose; expand access to drug addiction prevention and treatment
Other: Member of Cheshire Board of Education, Board of Friends of Boulder Knoll Community Farm; worked with Dodd Middle School PTO and High School PTO/PTA

Lezlye Zupkus (R)*

Party: Republican.
Age: 52.
Residence: Prospect.
Occupation: State director of Best Buddies Connecticut.
Education: B.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Platform: Committed to using common sense to make Connecticut a great state in which to do business, live and retire. Pro-business, pro-gun rights.
Other: Zupkus was first elected in 2012, defeating incumbent Vicky Nardello. She ran unopposed in 2016. Serves on the Human Services, Public Safety and Security, Commerce committees. She lives in Prospect with her husband and their two children.


Where they stand

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