All candidates for Connecticut State Senate District 8 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Connecticut State Senate District 8 — Paul Honig (D) and Lisa Seminara (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. 

Eighty-eight of the country’s 99 state legislative chambers will hold regularly scheduled elections in 2022. The Democratic Party controls both chambers of Connecticut’s state legislature. Connecticut is one of 14 states with a Democratic trifecta.

Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?                        


  • “Make Connecticut more affordable by reducing taxes and the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs”
  • “Protect a woman’s right to choose”
  • “Defend Connecticut’s common sense gun safety legislation”


  • “Build an affordable Connecticut for everyone through lower taxes, fewer regulations and a robust business climate.”
  • “Defend local control of education and zoning.”
  • “Expand resources to address the continuing mental health crisis.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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Connecticut State Senate elections, 2022