Matt Lesser fights for us.
Senator Matt Lesser currently represents the 9th district, serving the residents of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield.
Matt fought for better health care for all by expanding access to prenatal care for mothers, making insulin affordable, passing the Connecticut Clean Air Act, and working with advocates to pass Paid Family & Medical Leave. This year, he wrote the nation’s strongest law covering screening for breast and ovarian cancers.
Matt cut over $600 million in taxes while making historic investments in children’s mental healthcare, balancing the budget, and paying down our pension debt.
Matt prioritized public safety, supporting a strong, bipartisan juvenile crime bill that directs resources to keep kids safe, and gives local police and prosecutors the tools they need to address motor vehicle thefts and other public safety issues. Matt also delivered new funding for the fire departments in our towns.
Matt delivered significant economic projects for our towns, including:
A new field at Pierson Park for the state champion Cromwell/Portland football team
$20 million for the Anna Reynolds School in Newington
Economic development projects for Rocky Hill
The naming of Wethersfield as a Connecticut “Cultural District”
Support for the KidCity Children’s Museum, Oddfellows Playhouse, and Main Street businesses in Middletown.
Matt will protect access to abortion services and reproductive health care, continue to invest in Connecticut's future, and fight for our seniors and working families.