Survivor of deadly Cheshire home invasion to run for Connecticut legislature

Dr. William Petit speaks with his father and sister outside Superior Court in New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Dr. William Petit, who survived a home invasion that claimed the lives of his wife and two daughters, is the Connecticut Republican Party's nominee for a state legislative seat.

The Hartford Courant reports that Petit's been nominated for the 22nd House District, which includes Plainville and New Britain. Petit says he'll issue a statement next week. The district's currently represented by Democrat Elizabeth Boukus.

Petit was severely beaten in a 2007 home invasion in Cheshire. Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sar-JEV'-skee) and Steven Hayes were convicted of murdering his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and leaving his daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and 17-year-old Hayley, to die in a fire. Komisarjevsky and Hayes are appealing their convictions.

Petit has since remarried and has a young son.

His family has strong political and business ties to Plainville.
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