The Current State Senator for Our New District Will Retire

The SDTC has had a close relationship with our State Senator Julie Kushner (D) who represents the 24th Senate District which includes New Fairfield and Danbury.
The 2020 Census has shown Danbury to increase in population. Therefore, the CT Legislature has all but ratified moving Sherman into another senate district, District 30. Sadly, effective Jan 1, 2023, we will leave Senator Julie and join 13 towns — including New Milford, Sherman, Kent, and parts of New Fairfield. Sherman will vote in Nov 2022 for a Senator to represent that district.
Currently Senator Craig Minor (R) leads that district. Although he also serves as the chief deputy Senate Republican leader, Sen. Miner will not seek reelection in November.
State Rep. Stephen Harding, a four-term Republican from Brookfield who is the top GOP House member of the Environment Committee, is expected to seek the nomination to succeed Miner.
As of mid-January, Sen Kushner knows of no Democrat who is expected to run. If you know someone or are interested yourself, please email
We remain in District 108 (for the State House of Representatives) which will expand more eastward into New Milford and extend into Danbury differently.
We are currently working on our next newsletter which will feature a wide-ranging interview with First Selectman Don Lowe. Any other ideas or contributions to that newsletter are welcome.