My name is Tim Gavin, and I'm a Democrat running for State Senate in Connecticut's 28th District to represent Fairfield, Easton, Newtown, and most of Bethel. 

I grew up in Canton, attended college at Yale University in New Haven, then joined the U.S. Army, which took me all across the country, from Fort Irwin in the Mojave Desert, to Fort Jackson in South Carolina. Despite my travels, I always knew I would come back to Connecticut, with its remarkable spirit for public service and community involvement. I now reside in the beautiful town of Fairfield work and work as a product lead for the Integrity Institute, a non-profit dedicated to building a healthier social internet. 

My transition from the Army to civilian life came at a critical time: in the wake of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at our nation’s Capitol, when our democracy felt more fragile than ever. That day and its aftermath inspired me to become more involved in the democratic process, supporting our local Democratic candidates and volunteering to help get out the vote in the 2021 elections. 

With my increased involvement in politics, I’ve felt a growing frustration about the current state of affairs. Like many in our state, I’m disappointed by the obstructionism and partisan fighting that seem to dominate the political landscape, creating roadblocks to progress. It's time for our elected officials to actively listen to, and legislate on behalf of, the diverse voices in our communities. 

If elected, I promise to do just that. I’ll bring a fresh perspective, an eagerness to listen, and a thoughtful approach to the General Assembly where I’ll work together with lawmakers to ensure our district – and our state – is a more prosperous, resilient, and equitable place for all, post-pandemic and beyond.

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Born and Raised

in Connecticut

As the son of two public school teachers in the Farmington Valley, I’ve developed a steadfast belief in the strength of our government workers and the beauty of a family life that’s rooted in public service and enriched by public programming, parks, and recreation.

Community Service 

Throughout my life, my family has been deeply involved in our local community, inspiring me to serve as an altar boy in our local church, volunteer at the nature center, and to fulfill conservation projects as an Eagle Scout. At Yale, I led a program that connected students with volunteer service outreach opportunities in the city of New Haven.

Military Service

I am a proud Army veteran and currently command a Higher Headquarters Detachment in the US Army Reserve. As such, I understand firsthand the sacrifices made by our nation’s military personnel, veterans, and first responders.