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Leadership we can count on

Senator Matt Lesser is working tirelessly to protect essential workers and help families and small businesses in our towns. Although the pandemic has changed life for all of us, Matt still passed important laws allowing us to vote safely by absentee ballot, capping the price of insulin, making insurance companies cover tele-health visits and increasing school funding for every town in the district.


Matt and his wife, Sarah, a civil rights attorney, live in Middletown with their dog, Lucy.

 

Matt Lesser

Senator Matthew Lesser represents the ninth district, serving the citizens of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.
As Deputy Majority leader he is the Chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee and Vice-chair of the Public Health and Energy & Technology Committee
He is also member of the Appropriations, Education, Judiciary, Labor and Public Employees Committees.
He played an instrumental role in the passage of the Mental Health Parity Act (PA 19-159) that would ensure insurance coverage for people in the state suffering from mental health and substance use disorder conditions as they would for other illnesses.
As a cancer survivor, he knows all too well the struggles families face when dealing with their personal health issues or of the issues of their loved ones. Senator Lesser continues to fight for access to high-quality and affordable healthcare and prescription drugs for individuals and small businesses.
Sen. Lesser wrote the nation’s first Student Loan Bill of Rights, which established the Office of Student Loan Ombudsman to regulate student loan servicers and educate students and their parents on the student loan process.
Before being elected to the State Senate, Sen. Lesser was a State Representative for the 100th District in Middletown from 2008 to 2019. He was the chair of the Banking Committee from 2015 to 2019.

 
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RESULTS:

Thanks to Matt Lesser’s independent leadership we:

The Budget

  • This particular issue has been Increased the Rainy Day Fund to a historic high

  • Gave seniors a tax break and cut business taxes without raising income taxes

Support for families

Gave families access to paid family and medical leave and increased the minimum wage

Health Care

  • Required insurance to cover mental health care, addiction treatment, insulin, and cancer screenings

  • Gave families access to paid family and medical leave and increased the minimum wage

Education

Provided debt-free community college

 

Paid for by Matt 2020, Domenique Thornton Treasurer. Approved by Matt Lesser.