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Representative Ben McGorty was first elected in a special election July 22, 2014, and was most recently re-elected on November 3, 2020.  McGorty represents the people of the 122nd District which includes parts of the towns of Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull.

For the 2018-20 term McGorty serves on the legislature’s Judiciary and Environment Committees, as well as the Transportation Committee.

McGorty believes that the point of government should be to make our lives better and to make them easier. He has noted that ever-increasing state spending is the biggest obstacle to that. He believes in fiscal responsibility and works as a fiscal watchdog in Hartford.

McGorty is a realtor with William Raveis. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is active in local and statewide fire prevention efforts. McGorty is a Lieutenant / Deputy Fire Marshal for the town of Stratford and has served over  twenty-five years as a volunteer firefighter with the Huntington Fire Department and is also on Shelton’s Board of Fire Commissioners.

His wife, Noreen, is an alderman in Shelton representing the Huntington section of town. She has most recently been a strong proponent of full-day kindergarten. They live in Shelton with their two children, Bennie and Siobhan. They are parishioners of St. Lawrence Church.