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Former State Representative Bill Wadsworth Announces Run for State Senate

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The 5th Senate District includes the towns of West Hartford, Farmington, Burlington, and Bloomfield.

Farmington, Conn.  - Former State Representative Bill Wadsworth is honored to announce he will challenge incumbent State Senator Beth Bye this fall in a race for the 5th State Senate seat in the Connecticut General Assembly.  The district includes the towns of West Hartford, Farmington, Burlington, and Bloomfield.

“I believe in this state, and that Connecticut’s best days are still ahead of us, but we need new leadership to get us there,” says Wadsworth. “As your State Senator I will work to reduce the tax burden on working families, cut wasteful spending, provide responsible budgets, make our state more friendly for businesses to create jobs, and make sure that every child has access to a great education.”

As a former State Representative and Member of the Farmington Town Council, Bill has a proven track record of delivering results for his constituents. Bill has led efforts to improve Higher Education, Public Safety, Transportation, and job creation. His support of the expansion of the UConn Health Center and Jackson Lab Bio Science initiative has brought thousands of high quality jobs to our district.

An eleventh generation Farmington resident, Bill has dedicated much of his life to giving back to the community. He has served in local and State government, volunteered for countless local initiatives, served as Chairman of multiple building Committees, and was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  Bill also volunteered to serve his country in the United States Army, and is a successful businessman in the field of Construction Management.

“With 19 years of distinguished public service and decades of private industry management, Bill Wadsworth has the voice and the experience necessary to improve the quality of life for residents and business alike in our District’s towns and throughout our state,” says Farmington Council Chair Nancy Nickerson.

Wadsworth received the unanimous endorsement from the Republican Party at their May nominating convention. Delegates from all four towns in the district enthusiastically supported Wadsworth’s campaign.