About Stephen

Stephen Harding was named Senate Republican Leader in February of 2024.

Stephen Harding was elected to his first term representing the 30th District in the State Senate in 2022 after four terms serving the people of the 107th House District. The 30th State Senate District is the largest geographically in the state comprising the communities of Bethlehem, Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Fairfield, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winchester.

Rep. Harding serves as Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Environment Committee, and as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Education Committee, and the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Albertus Magnus college, Harding pursued his law degree at New York Law School in Manhattan. After graduation from New York Law, Harding was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and currently operates his own law practice in Danbury.

Harding has served the town of Brookfield in various capacities. He has served on both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Brookfield Board of Education, where he chaired the Board’s Policy Subcommittee. In addition, he is a member of Brookfield Cares, an organization which addresses substance abuse and other mental health issues facing the town and surrounding communities. In youth sports, Harding has volunteered as a coach and is an executive board member of the Brookfield Baseball and Softball Association.

Harding has been a resident of Brookfield for nearly 30 years, where he currently lives with his wife, Kelly, son, Carter, daughter, Piper, and golden retriever, Kennedy.