Name: Ben McGorty

Party: Republican

Race: State House 122nd District

Ben McGorty was elected in a special election in 2014, then re-elected in 2018.

His wife, Noreen, is an alderman in Shelton representing the Huntington section of town. They live in Shelton with their two children, Bennie and Siobhan.

McGorty said he believes the point of government should be to make lives better and to make them easier. He said the ever-increasing state spending is the biggest obstacle to that and he believes in fiscal responsibility.

McGorty, a Realtor with William Raveis, is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a lieutenant/deputy fire marshal for the town of Stratford, has more than 25 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Huntington Fire Department and serves on Shelton’s Board of Fire Commissioners.