State Sen. Clark Chapin and Mayor Pat Murphy, of New Milford, have tied the knot.

The political power couple had been engaged for some eight years before taking the plunge.

They were married Aug. 30 in a civil ceremony officiated by Judge of Probate Martin Landgrebe, according to their New Milford marriage certificate.

Attempts to reach Murphy, 59, and Chapin, 51, for comment have been unsuccessful.

The couple has been publicly supportive of each other's political aspirations over the years.

Chapin is regularly at Murphy's side on election nights as she has won election after re-election to the mayoral seat.

She was in the gallery of the state Legislature in Hartford when Chapin was sworn in as state senator from the 30th District.

Murphy, now running unopposed for her sixth term as mayor, previously had served on the town's Zoning Commission.

Chapin was elected to the 30th District State Senate seat in November 2012.

He was elected deputy minority leader of the Senate Republican caucus and serves as ranking member of the General Assembly's Energy and Technology Committee and the Envrionmental Committee.

Chapin served as state representative of the 67th District from 2001 to 2011.

While in the state House, Chapin served as assistant house minority leader and chairman of the House Republican Bill Screening Committee.

Both Murphy and Chapin had previous marriages.

Chapin has two grown sons, Ryan and Michael.

Murphy has two grown daughters, Veronica and Murphy.

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