Michael Clark wants to go from cleaning up corruption as an FBI agent to cleaning up corruption as a Congressman.
The retired agent who led the investigation into then-Governor John Rowland has announced that he will run for the 5th District -- the district that Rowland represented from 1985 to 1990.
Clark served in the FBI for 22 years and retired in 2004. The next year, he was elected as the Chairman of the Town Council in Farmington and has been re-elected twice.
"I am running for Congress because I love and respect this country and am proud to serve it," Clark said. "I believe we need a smaller, more efficient government that delivers core services to its citizens and respects the fact that we are a nation founded on free market principles."
Clark is running for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Murphy, who has launched a Senate campaign to replace Joe Lieberman in 2012. Clark is running as a Republican.
Justin Bernier, who was a member of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's cabinet, is also running as a Republican for the seat.