Daniel J. Seger, candidate for Connecticut’s Senate District 8, received the endorsement of the Democratic Party on May 21. Seger has been working with a team of volunteers and has knocked 1,000 doors in effort to gain district endoresements.
Seger, who has lived in the 8th district since 1972, retired earlier this year from Perry Technology Corporation after 27 years. Seger has since created his own small business, a website and graphic design company called Connecticut Web Services, which he runs from his home in Canton. His company is a member of the New Hartford Business Council and he is a former director serving for two terms on the board with the Canton Chamber of Commerce.
Running on a platform of job creation, economic recovery, affordable heathcare, improving public education, and protecting small businesses, Seger has connected with voters at the door and at public events in the towns of Simsbury, Torrington, New Hartford, Harwinton, Norfolk, Canton, Barkhamsted and Avon. Seger plans to visit all eleven district towns within the coming weeks.
Seger is running against State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8), a two-term Senator who resigned as Ranking Member on the Energy Committee of the General Assembly after taking a job with Northeast Utilities, parent company of Connecticut Light and Power.
Seger has chosen to participate in the state’s Citizens’ Election Program, working to collect endorsements from at least 300 in-district citizens. The campaign looks to complete their fundraising goals by the end of July.
“Even though I have lived in district towns for over 40 years, getting out and meeting people has been key. Our 11 district towns are all unique because the 8th district is so large. Issues in the east end towns vary greatly from those found in the west. I look forward to speaking with many more people over the upcoming months to better understand how I can serve all of our communities best.”