DCP: About Commissioner Jonathan Harris

About Commissioner Jonathan Harris


Jonathan A. Harris was named by Governor Dannel P. Malloy on December 30, 2014 to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection. 


Mr. Harris, a resident of West Hartford, has been involved in a number of public service positions throughout his career, including serving as Mayor of West Hartford for three years, as a State Senator serving the 5th Senatorial District in the Connecticut General Assembly for three terms, and also as a member of the West Hartford Town Council.  He also previously served as the state’s Deputy Treasurer and as the Executive Director for the Connecticut Democratic Party.


Mr. Harris, received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1986, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1990.  He practiced law from 1990 to 2011, during which time he also served for six legislative sessions as Counsel to the House Democrats Office in the Connecticut General Assembly.  In addition, he owned and operated a real estate and economic development firm, Harris Collaborations, from 2007 to 2011.


Currently, he serves on several boards of directors, including the Children’s Trust Fund, the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, Connecticut Humanities, Jewish Family Services, and Dora’s Hope.


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