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Sherry Haller of West Hartford Announces Candidacy for 20th General Assembly District

Sherry Haller. Submitted photo

Lifelong West Hartford resident Sherry Haller has announced plans to seek the nomination for the seat currently held by Joe Verrengia, who announced he will not seek reelection this fall.


Sherry Haller, a lifelong resident of West Hartford, announced her candidacy as a Democrat for the 20th General Assembly District in West Hartford. Haller has served as the president of the local Buena Vista Property Owners Association for 10 years and as executive director of the Justice Education Center, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to community safety and justice reform for more than 40 years.

“This is a very difficult time to make my announcement. I am hoping that I will be able to introduce myself in person to many more of the voters in our district as soon as it is safe to gather together again,” said Haller.

Prior to the onset of the coronavirus, Haller had begun meeting with her neighbors in the 2oth district and learning about their priorities for West Hartford. These include:

  • Supporting public safety
  • Creating new strategies to help small businesses thrive
  • Continuing to meet the needs of the town’s valued elderly residents
  • Providing young people with the opportunities to be successful in the educational and career paths they choose

    “During my career, I have always felt that the only way to make lasting change and improve the quality of life for all our citizens is by bringing people together to find meaningful and long-lasting solutions. I have been fortunate to work on the local and state levels with legislative, community and business leaders, teachers, clergy our neighbors and youth. What I’ve learned is that, while we may have different approaches, at the end of the day, we all want the same thing – to be able to care for our loved ones, live in a safe and welcoming community and to create opportunities for our children to learn and grow,” said Haller.

    “I hope everyone remains safe and healthy. Our municipal and State leaders are taking all the necessary safety precautions on our behalf and their information updates are so very important. While we can’t say hello in person, I welcome the opportunity to speak with voters in my district about their interests and to answer any and all questions they may have,” said Haller. 

    For more information about her campaign, Sherry is asking local voters to visit her website at: sherryhaller2020.com or contact her directly at [email protected].

    Editor’s Note: Democrat Kate Farrar has also announced her candidacy to seek the Democratic nomination for the 20th District seat, and Republican Al Cortes is also planning to run.

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