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.

August 29, 2015 -- "Focus on Connecticut," News 12, Commr. Harris and the Work of DCP
August 25, 2015 --  Commissioner Harris spoke about fraud and scams to clients of Victory Cathedral, Hartford
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August 12, 2015 --  Know What You're Getting with a Fuel Contract on WDRC, Brad Davis Show
July 14, 2015 -- Commissioner spoke about fraud and scams to visitors at the North End Senior Center, Hartford
{Commissioner Harris speaks to older adults}
July 8, 2015 -- What to Know About Hiring Movers with Brad Davis on WDRC, Brad Davis Show
June 16, 2015 -- WTIC am interview with Ray Dunaway
June 15, 2015 --  WRKO, Boston interview on request for application to add three new medical marijuana dispensaries
May 22, 2015 --  Tips to Avoid Charity Scams -- On FoxCT "Morning Show"
May 21, 2015 --Commissioner Harris is out with a DCP Weights & Measures crew to learn first-hand how truck scales and asphalt plants work. 
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