New Fairfield State Representative Richard Smith has announced that he will not seek a sixth term representing residents of 108th House District in Hartford. The district covers most of New Fairfield, all of Sherman, and parts of New Milford and Danbury.
Smith, first elected to the General Assembly in 2010, said serving has been the honor of a lifetime, and he's grateful for his constituents placing their faith in him over the years. Smith currently serves as Policy Chairman of the 60-member House Republican Caucus. He has a been a long-time member of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee.
He’s received regular endorsements from business advocacy organizations for his efforts to get Connecticut’s finances and economy back on track. Over the years, Smith has been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as both a “Community Champion” and “Legislative Champion” for his policy work to combat drunken driving.
The New Fairfield-based attorney, plans to spend more time at his law practice traveling, and golfing with his wife of 34 years, Elizabeth.