Former Fifth District Congressman Jim Maloney today announced his endorsement of Chris Donovan for the Fifth district Congressional seat.

   “Chris Donovan has proven himself as a leader who fights on behalf of the families of Connecticut – and wins,” said Maloney. “We need his leadership in Congress now more than ever. I trust Chris to stand up for Connecticut’s families, to support investment in our cities and towns, and to fight for every American to have an opportunity for their own piece of the American Dream.”

   “I thank Jim for his endorsement and for his work as a Congressman. I am proud to have his support,” said Donovan. “I will value the advice of Fifth District leaders like Jim as I fight to improve access to educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable health care, grow sustainable jobs with solid benefits, improve access to affordable housing, and protect Social Security and Medicare.”

   Maloney was elected to Congress from Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District in 1996 and served three terms through 2003. Prior to election to Congress, Maloney spent a decade serving in the Connecticut State Senate. Currently, Maloney is the President and CEO of the Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc., a Danbury-based non-profit organization that provides health care, education, human services, and housing support to families. Maloney joins Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, and the United Auto Workers Region 9A in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.

   Video of the endorsement can be found here: