CT House Republican Leader Themis Klarides will not seek reelection in 2020


HARTFORD, Conn. (WNTH) — Connecticut House Republican Minority Leader Themis Klarides announced Tuesday morning that she will not seek reelection in the General Assembly this year.

Klarides (R-114, Derby, Woodbridge and Orange) says her decision was based on personal and professional considerations.

“Times change and we have to move on and make decisions about balancing life and how we can best serve those that rely on us,’’ Klarides said. “This is the end of an extremely fulfilling and challenging chapter in my life. But anyone who knows me understands that my commitment to public service is ongoing.”

She is the first woman to lead the Republican caucus in Connecticut and has served for 22 years in the state legislature.

This comes shortly after CT Republican Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano and Democratic Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowcz both announced they, too, are stepping down after their terms end.

RELATED: Capitol Report: State Sen. Len Fasano not running for reelection, how is state legislator functioning in pandemic

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