Tuesday, January 17, 2017


HARTFORD, CT (January 17, 2017) – In a continuation of the historic 2016 election season and now just days before the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., things appear to be heating up in the world of Connecticut politics.
On January 4, 2017, Republican Senator Rob Kane stunned his constituents in Connecticut’s 32nd Senatorial District with his abrupt resignation, just minutes before he was scheduled to be sworn in for another two-year term. With nearly 100,000 residents across ten towns now left without a voice in Hartford, Waterbury native Dan Lynch decided now is the perfect time to leverage his personal and professional experience, as well as his energy and advocacy for the benefit of his family, friends and neighbors living in this district just west of the city that his family has lived in since the 1870s.

“In many ways, the timing couldn’t be better,” noted 54-year-old Daniel M. Lynch.
“While watching the opening day and signing-in ceremonies on CT-N, I found it amazing to learn this was the first time in 125 years our State Senate would open a session with an equal number of seats occupied by members from  the two major political parties.”

 Kane, a Republican, was just one of two Senate resignations that day. The other, equally surprising to many, was the announcement from long-time Democratic Senator Eric D. Coleman, 2nd District, who had served since 1995 and was head of the Joint Committee on Judiciary. The pair of resignations, one from each party, kept the historic balance in place, but now 17-17, with two seats to be filled following a Special Election scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Republicans and Democrats have already announced candidates who plan to campaign for Kane’s vacated seat, but Lynch believes his unique qualifications and the current political climate present an opportunity for real choice to the constituents in the 32nd District.
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