Name: Mr. Matthew Lesser
Also known as: Matt
Date of birth: 29 April 1983
Place of residence: Middletown, CT
Attended college: Yes
College: Wesleyan University
Party affiliation: Democrat
Running for: State office
Running for position: State Representative
Chamber/district: 100th House of Representatives District
First elected: 04 November 2008
Previous elective offices: Middletown Planning and Zoning Commission
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
Facebook : facebook.com/mattlesserct
First elected in 2008, Matt Lesser is a fast-rising leader in the Connecticut legislature. The son of a small business owner and an immigrant, Matt works every day to protect Middletown's middle class by cutting energy costs for families and seniors, investing in schools and protecting our environment.
As Vice Chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, Matt is working to strengthen Connecticut's ethics laws, ensuring public confidence in our state government. As a member of the Energy Committee, Matt helped pass comprehensive reforms last year that are lowering Connecticut's high electricity costs for Middletown residents and expanding support for renewable energy.
Four times, Matt has been named a Connecticut Children's Champion. As a leader on the Education Committee, Matt listened to Middletown parents, teachers and students and this year helped pass legislation to bring millions in additional funding to Middletown schools and close Connecticut's Achievement Gap. Matt prides himself on listening to Middletown residents and business owners and on being active in the community.