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Elected and Appointed Officials In Connecticut

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List of Elected and Appointed Officials

Connecticut Current Partisan Composition

State Representatives(151)
State Senators(36)
US Representatives(5)
US Senators(2)
Lt. Governor
Att. General
Sec. Of State
State Elected Officials
Nancy Wyman
George Jepsen,
Hon. Denise Merrill
Connecticut U.S. Senators
US Senators(2)
Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Richard,Blumenthal

Year of Birth: 1946

A Senator from Connecticut; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 13,1946; graduated Harvard University, B.A., 1967; attended Cambridge University,1967-1968; graduated Yale University, J.D., 1973; editor-in-chief of the YaleLaw Journal; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves 1970-1976; WhiteHouse aide 1969-1970; law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Harry A.Blackmun 1974-1975; administrative assistant to Senator Abraham Ribicoff1975-1976; United States Attorney for Connecticut 1977-1981; lawyer; member ofthe Connecticut state house of representatives 1984-1987; member of theConnecticut state senate 1987-1990; attorney general of Connecticut 1991-2010;elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2010; reelected in 2016 for the term ending January 3, 2023.

Phone: Washington DC: (202) 224-2823

Party affiliation:Democrat
Senator Christopher,Murphy

Year of Birth: 1973

A Senator and a Representative from Connecticut; born in WhitePlains, Westchester County, N.Y., August 3, 1973; B.A., Williams College,Williamstown, Mass., 1996; attended Exeter College, Oxford, England, 1994-1995;J.D., University of Connecticut, Hartford, Conn., 2002; lawyer, privatepractice; Southington, Conn., planning and zoning commission, 1997-1999; memberof the Connecticut state house of representatives, 1999-2003; member of theConnecticut state senate, 2003-2006; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredTenth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-January 3, 2013);was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but waselected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term endingJanuary 3, 2019.

Phone: Washington, D.C:(202) 224-4041

Connecticut U.S. House Representatives
Congressional Districts : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ,
US House(5)
Congressional District : 1Democratic
Representative Representative Larson, John B.

Representative Larson, John B.
Year of Birth: 1948

A Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, HartfordCounty, Conn., July 22, 1948; graduated East Hartford High School, Hartford,Conn., 1967; B.A., Central Connecticut University, New Britain, Conn., 1971;member of the East Hartford, Conn., board of education, 1977-1979; member ofthe East Hartford, Conn., town council, 1979-1983; senior fellow at the YaleBush Center for Child Development and Social Policy, New Haven, Conn.; teacher;businessman; member of the Connecticut state senate, 1986-1998, President ProTempore of the Connecticut state senate, 1990-1998; elected as a Democrat tothe One Hundred Sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3,1999-present); chair, House Democratic Caucus (One Hundred Eleventh and OneHundred Twelfth Congresses).


Congressional District : 2Democratic
Representative Representative Courtney, Joe

Representative Courtney, Joe
Year of Birth: 1953

A Representative from Connecticut; born in West Hartford, TollandCounty, Conn., April 6, 1953; B.A., Tufts University, Medford, Mass, 1975;J.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1978; lawyer, private practice;member of the Connecticut state house of representatives, 1987-1994; elected asa Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four succeeding Congresses(January 3, 2007-present).


Congressional District : 3Democratic
Representative Representative DeLauro, Rosa L.

Representative DeLauro, Rosa L.
Year of Birth: 1943

A Representative from Connecticut; born in New Haven, New HavenCounty, Conn., March 2, 1943; graduated Laurelton Hall High School, West Haven,Conn.; B.A., Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y., 1964; attended the LondonSchool of Economics, London, England, 1962-1963; M.A., Columbia University, NewYork, N.Y., 1966; staff to Mayor Frank Logue of New Haven, Conn., 1976-1977;campaign manager, Mayor Frank Logue, 1978; staff, New Haven, Conn., developmentadministrator, 1977-1979; campaign manager for United States SenatorChristopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, 1979-1980; staff, United States SenatorChristopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, 1981-1987; executive director, Countdown‘87, 1987-1988; executive director, EMILY’S List, 1989-1990;elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the twelve succeedingCongresses (January 3, 1991-present).


Congressional District : 4Democratic
Representative Representative Himes, James A.

Representative Himes, James A.
Year of Birth: 1966

A Representative from Connecticut; born in Lima, Peru, July 5, 1966;graduated from Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, N.J.; A.B.,Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1988; M. Phil., Oxford University,Oxford, England, 1990; banking executive; non-profit executive; member of theGreenwich, Conn., housing authority, 2003-2006; chairman of the Greenwich,Conn., housing authority, 2003-2006; member of the Greenwich, Conn., board ofestimate and taxation, 2006-2007; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredEleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3,2009-present).


Congressional District : 5Democratic
Representative Representative Esty, Elizabeth H.

Representative Esty, Elizabeth H.
Year of Birth: 1959

A Representative from Connecticut; born in Oak Park, Cook County,Ill., August 25, 1959; graduated from Winona High School, Winona, Minn., 1977;A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1981; J.D., Yale University, NewHaven, Conn., 1985; law clerk; lawyer, private practice; professor; member ofthe Cheshire, Conn., town council, 2005-2008; member of the Connecticut stategeneral assembly, 2008-2010; elected as a Democrat to the One HundredThirteenth Congress and to the succeeding Congress (January 3,2013-present).


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