Lonnie Reed

Position
State Representative
District
102nd District: Branford
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Committees
Energy and Technology (co-chair); Finance, Revenue and Bonding; Planning and Development
Previous Positions
Representative Town Meeting
Education
B.A., Whitman College; M.A., University of Washington
Occupation
Freelance writer/director
Public Financing
Yes
Lonnie Reed, a Democrat, is a former television reporter and anchor at WFSB in Hartford and WNEW in New York. She owns a television and film production company. Reed is the co-chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, which has put her at the center of the General Assembly's complicated efforts to shape the state's partly de-regulated electric industry.

During the first term of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Reed voted for the governor's $1.5 billion tax increase, the repeal of the death penalty, decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, legalization of medical cannabis, two minimum-wage increases, and the gun-control law passed in response to the shooting of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. She opposed the 2011 law mandating that certain private employers offer paid sick days.

In 2015, Reed was one of three committee co-chairs and 11 House Democrats to vote against the budget deal her leadership struck with the Malloy administration, but she was part of a 74-70 majority that delivered a budget in 2016.

Reed lives in Branford.
Election history
Reed won an open seat in 2008, succeeding Democrat Peter J. Panaroni Jr.
Most recent election
Lonnie Reed D 6868
Christopher Kelly R 5068
Financial disclosure
In her 2015 financial disclosure report, Reed reported receiving freelance wages, but failed to disclose the sources of those wages.
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