Republican Clark Chapin announced Monday he would be retiring from the legislature when the term ends next year. Litchfield GOP Representative Craig Miner has announced his intention to seek the 30th Senate position.
Miner says it saddens him that Chapin has decided not to seek another term, as he is one of the more respected person in Hartford. Miner says Chapin has a keen understanding of the district and the many issues which face this state.
Miner has worked in both the private and public sectors, in what he says is a blend of careers that has provided him with the tools necessary to serve the people of the 30th district. But he says that comes with a caveat. He says he is keenly aware of the important business at hand and plans to be fully engaged in the upcoming session. The deficit negotiations continue and Miner is a Deputy Minority Leader who is involved in that process.
Miner said he wanted to make his intentions known from now, but that representing those in the 66th district will remain his highest priority. The district includes Bethlehem, Litchfield, Morris, Warren and Woodbury.