January 3, 2022

State Senator Will Haskell Announces he will not Run for Re-Election to State Senate in 2022

Today, State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) announced that after serving two terms in the Connecticut State Senate, he will not run for re-election in 2022. Sen. Haskell plans to attend law school and spend more time with loved ones at the end of his current term.

“I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to represent the people of the 26th District over the last few years. My constituents took a chance on me when I was just 22, having freshly graduated from college,” said Sen. Haskell. “And since then, I’ve worked tirelessly in Hartford and at home to live up to their trust. Together, we’ve made it possible for students to graduate from community colleges and find good jobs in Connecticut with no debt. Parents and families will be able to spend time with their newborns, or loved ones who are ill, without worrying about their next paycheck. We’ve raised the minimum wage, legalized cannabis, enacted the strongest gun laws in the country and remained focused on the future. Through the pandemic, we’ve worked to keep Connecticut residents protected; first by delivering groceries and prescriptions, then by getting folks vaccinated. During my time as a legislator I’ve learned so much about our state, about democracy and myself. I ran for office because I thought my community needed a change. I still think government works best when new voices have a chance to shape public policy, and I think the 26th district is ready for a new voice.”

Since his election to the State Senate in November 2018, Senator Haskell has served as Senate Chair of the Higher Education & Employment Advancement and Transportation Committees, in addition to serving on numerous other committees. Among his proudest accomplishments are creating the PACT program, Connecticut’s free community college program; passing the most inclusive paid family and medical leave program in the country; and a sustained focus on transportation infrastructure investments.