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Longtime Dem Joe Harper Celebrated

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harper2Former longtime Democratic state senator and political powerbroker Joe Harper was recently feted at the Hartford Club.

 Harper, who for years was dangerously obese, has been successfully working with Hospital of Special Care on a weight loss program and the event celebrated his renewed health as well.

Harper asked that proceeds from the event benefit the new “Harper Fund for Autism,” which will be used to fund operations at the hospital’s outpatient center for children on the Autism spectrum.

Among the guests were former state senators Steve Casey,harper1 (1) Don DeFronzo. Ken Przybysz, Billy Ciotto,  John Larson, Mike Meotti and  Terry Gerratana.