FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – State Sen. John McKinney, of Fairfield, has won his eighth term in the state Senate's 28th District , running unopposed in Tuesday’s election.
"You never take it for granted when you run for office," McKinney said. "I feel as grateful today as when I first ran in 1998."
The Republican has represented Fairfield, Easton, Weston, and Newtown in the State Senate since 1999. After the most recent round of redistricting he now represents parts of Westport as well. He has been minority leader since 2007. He is currently a ranking member of the Senate’s Housing Committee and the Legislative Management Committee, and a member of the executive nominations and reapportionment committees.
McKinney is the son of the late Stewart McKinney, who represented the Fairfield area in Connecticut’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives until his death in 1987. Before taking public office, McKinney practiced law at Cummings and Lockwood and was a law clerk to Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer. He lives in Fairfield with his wife and three children.