Former Allingtown Fire Commission Chairman Aaron Haley has accepted the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 116th District. The district covers all of Allingtown and portions of the Center and West Shore.
The incumbent is Democrat State Rep. Trenee’ McGee, who won in a special election last December to fill the seat left vacant after the resignation of former State Rep. Michael DiMassa, who is facing charges of fraud over the use of COVID relief funds. City resident Blll Miller is collecting signatures to force a primary against McGee in August.
Haley vows to return integrity to government and provide leadership that the district that has been lacking for decades. A 26- year veteran Connecticut state trooper, Haley is currently executive director of Homeless Emergency Shelter Services. He is also founder and a coach of New Haven Pop Warner Football. He has named Planning and Zoning Commissioner and former 116th candidate Steven R. Mullins as his campaign manager.
Haley, 60 is a graduate of West Haven High School. He later earned his BS in criminal justice from the University of New Haven. For the last 30 years, he has been married to Attorney Karen Mayes Haley. Together they raised their five children in West Haven. They also have three grandchildren.