Harwinton resident and former financial professional Paul Honig began his campaign for Connecticut’s House of Representatives 76th district today, which includes the towns of Harwinton, Burlington, Thomaston and the Northfield section of Litchfield.
“I’m excited to announce that I’m running for state representative for the 76th House District,” says Honig. “I ran for this seat in 2018, and it was a very rewarding experience. But I believe there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done regarding the state’s fiscal crisis, the high cost of health care and protecting the environment.”
Honig ran in 2018 against incumbent John Piscopo who has held the 76th district seat since 1989.
Honig currently serves as a Selectman in Harwinton. “It’s refreshing to be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the two Republican Selectmen for the good of Harwinton in stark contrast to our broken national politics,” said Honig.
Sustainability is the hallmark of Honig’s campaign. He believes that Connecticut’s government has too often opted for short-sighted, quick fixes, which only make problems worse in the long-term.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Business, Honig lives with his wife, Diane, and sons Jake and Harry. He has demonstrated his commitment to sustainability in many areas of his life, including in the construction of his family’s home in 2012, when they built an ultra-energy-efficient house that won the CT Zero Energy Challenge.
Honig is also involved in numerous organizations across the state, including Region 10’s Make A Mark Foundation, National Popular Vote CT and Voter Choice CT, a grassroots organization with the goal of bringing ranked choice voting to Connecticut.
“My candidacy gives the voters of our district a real choice in 2020. They can send back the s