Danbury Republican Michael Henry is challenging Democratic incumbent David Arconti in the 109th House District. Henry owns a roofing and a home improvement company. He is an alternate member of Danbury’s Zoning Commission and a special police officer in the City. If elected, Henry says his priorities would be to champion public safety officials, advocate for small businesses and preserve Candlewood Lake. Arconti says his priority in a new term is recovering the economy and jobs from the pandemic. In his most recent term, Arconti touted utility accountability and electric reforms he shepherded through the legislature, and securing a grant for construction of a new career academy school. Arconti's father is a retired Danbury Police Detective and his mother works for the Danbury School system.