Harrigan’s campaign reported raising $5,778 from 193 individual donors, an average of $30 per donor, and 177 contributors who reside in Cheshire, Prospect or Bethany and it is more than enough to qualify Harrigan for public financing.
To qualify, a candidate for State Representative must raise a minimum of $5,100 in amounts ranging from $5 to $250 and a minimum of 150 contributors from within the three-town district.
“The outpouring of support and enthusiasm I have received has been incredible,” said Harrigan. “I am so grateful to all my friends, neighbors and supporters who helped me qualify so quickly. I look forward to continuing my campaign and meeting even more of my neighbors and future constituents.
“The people of the 89th District are my priority now. I need to show them that I’m prepared to take their ideas and concerns to Hartford and work to make our communities stronger and more resilient. I plan to be a representative who will listen to them and work for them. With the fundraising behind me, I look forward to focusing my efforts on voter outreach. I want to hear from the community, to know what is important to them because they deserve a representative who will put their needs first.”
Harrigan has been adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University for 13 years. She is currently in her third year serving on the Cheshire Board of Education, fighting for public education priorities while facing uncertainty in state support for our schools. She serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and is liaison to the School-Business Partnership Committee, helping to build strong relationships between schools and the business community.
Other community commitments include her involvement with the Boulder Knoll Farm that adheres to the CSA model of community supported agriculture. Harrigan has been a hospice volunteer for Masonicare in Wallingford for the past 11 years, providing social visitation for residents in Cheshire, Wallingford, and Hamden facilities.
Harrigan is also committed to the arts, especially choral music, and sang in the Cheshire Community Chorus for a dozen years. She currently sings with the Connecticut Women’s Chorus, Another Octave, a chorus that brings music to the community by participating in a variety of community events throughout the state.