Justin Bernier, the former head of the Office of Military Affairs, is set to announce his candidacy for Congress this Thursday at 9:45 am at Farmington’s Community and Senior Center. Bernier, who currently lives in Plainville, is a Farmington native. He’s also a veteran of Afghanistan, and was appointed by Jodi Rell to be the head of the Office of Military Affairs in 2008. In 2005, he was a member of Rob Simmons’ staff, and played a role in keeping the Groton Sub Base open.
Bernier, 33, will be making his first run for office. You can read a very quick story about the upcoming announcement here, in the Torrington Register-Citizen.