Colin Heffernan Unanimously Endorsed by Democrats for 23rd House District
BY PRESS RELEASE FROM COLIN HEFFERNAN 2022 • 05/25/2022 01:39 P.M. EST
Colin Heffernan, a prominent local attorney and small business owner, was unanimously endorsed for the 23rd House District by Democratic delegates representing Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Lyme, and Westbrook.
“It’s an honor, and also a big responsibility,” said Heffernan. “There’s an opportunity here for our towns to finally have a seat at the table in the House. I’m in this to find sensible solutions, to protect choice, and make sure our values are represented in Hartford.”
“Colin is going to make an excellent state rep,” said Matt Pugliese, who seconded Heffernan’s nomination. “He understands the challenges families in our district face. He has been a servant in our community for years, serving on multiple commissions; he is a small business owner; and he really is prepared to do the job on day one. We need his experienced, thoughtful perspective to make sure we’re finding solutions that work for every resident.
Nancy Walsh stated, “Colin’s opponent [State representative Devin Carney (R-23)] sided with ultra-conservatives by voting against reproductive rights last session, something that’s simply unacceptable in 2022 and does not represent our district, at all.”
Heffernan graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School and, after serving as a research clerk in the Connecticut Superior Court, joined the Heffernan Legal Group. He grew up spending summers in Old Saybrook and moved there full time in 2008. Through his experience as a general practice attorney, he has supported his clients during some of their most difficult times, a unique perspective he’ll bring to serving his constituents. Heffernan has served on the town of Old Saybrook Zoning Commission and currently chairs the Old Saybrook Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission as well as the Old Saybrook Aquifer Protection Agency.