Jonathan Steinberg

Position
State Representative
District
136th District: Westport
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Committees
Energy and Technology; Finance, Revenue and Bonding; Government Administration and Elections; Transportation
Previous Positions
Westport Representative Town Meeting
Education
B.A., Yale University; M.B.A, New York University
Occupation
Marketing executive; tutor
Public Financing
Yes
As a freshman, Jonathan Steinberg joined a dozen other House Democrats in voting against the $1.5 billion tax increase Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy included in his first-year budget in 2011. He voted for the paid sick days law in 2011 and the 2013 law that increased the minimum wage, but balked in 2014 when Malloy pushed the legislature to make Connecticut the first state to embrace a $10.10 minimum wage, effective in 2017.

He voted to repeal the death penalty, decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and legalize medical cannabis.

In 2015, Steinberg was one of 11 House Democrats to vote against the budget deal his leadership struck with the Malloy administration, and he was one of eight House Democrats voting against the budget in 2016, when he also joined the GOP in opposing a bill establishing the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority to offer payroll retirement savings to workers who have no work-based retirement program. He was one of only two Democrats whose re-election was backed in 2016 with independent expenditures by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association.

He is co-founder of the Westport Community Cinema Initiative, which seeks to bring a movie theater back to Westport.

Steinberg lives in Westport with his wife, Nancy. They have three daughters.
Election history
Steinberg won an open seat in 2010, succeeding Democrat Joe Mioli.
Most recent election
Jonathan P Steinberg D 8029
Catherine A Walsh R 5601
Catherine A Walsh I 294
Financial disclosure
Steinberg reported tutoring fees as the only wages outside his legislative salary. His wife is employed by JP Morgan Chase Bank.
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