The Republican and Independent Party Endorsed Candidate
Chris and his wife, Dr. Jessica Forster, live in Unionville with their daughter Delilah. Both Chris and Jessica grew up in Danbury, CT where they met in middle school. They continued on to attend UConn where they began dating. Chris and Jessica then spent six years in Oklahoma in order for Jessica to follow her dream of becoming a Veterinarian. From there, they moved back to CT and settled in Unionville for its historic charm, high quality town services, nationally recognized school system and fiscally responsible government. Today Chris is the Controller for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents (BOR) for Higher Education and Jessica, now a veterinarian, is practicing at Southington Veterinary Associates. Prior to his current role, Chris was the Director of Agency Business Services (ABS) for the State of Oklahoma, where he built a reputation for relentless pursuit of government efficiencies and sound fiscal management. He was responsible for the development of Oklahoma’s shared financial services and its expansion to agencies, boards and commissions statewide. This initiative led to $2 million in annual savings. While working for the State of Oklahoma, Chris also served as Fiscal Director to Oklahoma’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role he helped implement statewide consolidation of IT services and infrastructure, which has resulted in $17 million in annual savings.
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science, a Masters of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management from the University of Connecticut. He holds the Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designation from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Chris completed the GFOA’s Advanced Government Finance Institute in 2013 and served on the GFOA’s national Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning from 2013 - 2015.
Chris and his family represent Farmington’s future. Chris is running for State Representative because Farmington and the State of Connecticut deserve better. Connecticut is losing: losing businesses, losing people, and losing hope.
Chris sees a brighter future in Connecticut, a future in which Connecticut leads the nation in economic health, job growth and low taxes, a future in which Farmington thrives as the place to live, work and play in the region.
Chris represents Farmington’s future and will restore hope focusing on the following;
Chris would love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to him with any questions, comments or concerns.
As Farmington Town Council Chair, I'm proud to endorse Chris Forster's candidacy for state rep. Chris possesses the sound fiscal policy, public administration skills and finance experience to fight out-of-control spending and high taxes for which Connecticut has become infamous. I hope you'll join me in supporting him this November at the polls.Nancy Nickerson
Farmington Town Council Chair
Chris is the type of leader businesses can count on to fight out-of-control taxation.Geno Avenoso
Owner - Franklin Jewelers
After suffering through the last two budget cycles, it is obvious that our representatives in Hartford have failed the citizens of our state and community. It is time to send a representative to Hartford whose training and professional experience is in financial matters. Chris Forster has a skill set that will bring tremendous value to the state and the Town of Farmington.Mike Clark
Former Town Council Chairman
Our State is facing an unprecedented fiscal crisis. Chris Forster has the leadership and experience to get Connecticut back on track to sustainable growth.Johnny Carrier
Farmington Business Owner
Parents in Farmington can count on Chris to fight for our kids and our school system at every turn.Justin Bernier
Farmington and the State of Connecticut need Chris Forster now more than ever.Jon Landry
Farmington Town Councilman
Christopher Forster possesses the financial acumen and firm voice we desperately need in the legislature. Mr. Forster has my whole hearted support. Citizens everywhere will be well served by the election of Chis Forster.Chris Hoheb
Chris Forster will vote to break the cycle of tax and spend legislation that even the Governor and incumbent Democrats have finally now admitted is unsustainable. Please join me in casting your vote for Chris for State Representative.Robert Reeve
Scully, Nicksa & Reeve | Attorneys At Law
As an elementary school parent and past Board of Education member, I am glad to see a candidate with significant state-level education experience. Chris's work with higher education in Connecticut will enable him to not only fight for Farmington's education funding, but to push for the common-sense, structural change we need for reliable, solvent programs.Meredith Trimble
Farmington Town Council
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