About Kevin

State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-8) is serving his seventh term in the state Senate. Witkos serves as the Chief Deputy Senate Republican Leader and proudly represents the 8th Senate District, which includes the communities of Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington.

Senator Witkos will serve as the top senate Republican on the  Higher Education committee, the General Law committee, and the Internship Committee.  He will also serve as a member of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding committee.

Prior to being elected to the State Senate, Senator Witkos served six years in the state House of Representatives.

Senator Witkos is a retired Canton Police Department sergeant who had a 28 year career in law enforcement.

Witkos has a long history of community involvement. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Canton Board of Education, as Chief of the Canton Volunteer Fire Department, as a Justice of the Peace and as a board member of Logans Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

Senator Witkos received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and his associates from Tunxis Community College. He is also a graduate of the Connecticut Municipal Police Academy and the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management at the University of Massachusetts.

In 2012, Senator Witkos joined the Community Relations division of Eversource, where he currently works. He lives in Canton with his wife Esther and their two children, Kyra and KC.