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Kate Farrar Announces Re-Election Campaign For State Representative in 20th District

Kate Farrar. Photo credit: Cara Pauik (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford resident Kate Farrar announced Tuesday that she will be running for re-election to the State House.


Kate Farrar declared her candidacy on Jan. 30 for re-election as State Representative in the 20th District, which encompasses the southern portion of West Hartford and the western portion of Newington. Farrar will run as a Democrat in the upcoming 2024 election.

“I am running for re-election to continue to build a state for all of us to thrive,” said Farrar. “I am dedicated to being a champion for our diverse community and delivering results for our district.”

Now in her second term, Farrar serves in two leadership positions in the General Assembly – as Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee and as a Deputy Majority Leader. She worked to deliver the state’s largest tax cuts for working and middle class families and seniors, protect and expand health care access, and build greater equity in education and the workforce. In 2023, she received a Children’s Champion Award for her tireless support for additional funding to support early care and education.

She was also instrumental in securing millions in investment for West Hartford, including a grant for the town’s purchase of the former St. Brigid School as a site for a new Elmwood Community Center as well as funding for The Bridge Family Center and West Hartford PRIDE.

Farrar often works closely with 20th District constituents to pass their ideas for legislation into law. She successfully led passage of a menstrual equity law with Conard High School students and of a law to expand the number of languages for the drivers’ license exam with West Hartford Nepalese community members.

“We’ve made progress for our state, but we can’t stop there. We need to make Connecticut more affordable by addressing the unfair tax system and investing in more housing options and child care. We also need to design healthier communities for us to live, work and play. These critical issues need action and I will continue to listen and collaborate for new solutions.”

Farrar grew up in Connecticut and is a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut – Storrs. She is a long-time nonprofit advocate for women and girls, including expanding STEM opportunities for girls and leading the passage of Connecticut’s landmark paid family medical leave program. She currently works as a Strategy Coordinator at Connecticut Foodshare. Farrar is also an active volunteer in West Hartford as a Board Member of the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls. She lives on Ridgewood Road with her husband, Chan, and their dog, Lizzie.

Learn more and stay informed about Kate Farrar’s campaign at: www.kateforct.com.

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