Melissa H. Ziobron

Position
State Representative
District
34th District: Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton
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Committees
Appropriations (ranking member), Children, Environment
Previous Positions
East Haddam Board of Education, economic development coordinator
Education
Central Connecticut State University
Occupation
Legislator
Public Financing
Yes
In only her second term, Melissa Ziobron began 2015 as the ranking House Republican on the Appropriations Committee, elevating her profile. She voted with her caucus against minimum-wage increase laws in 2013 and 2014.

On the highest-profile issue of her first term, Ziobron voted against the sweeping gun-control law crafted in response to the shooting deaths of 26 children and staff at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown. in 2016, she voted against a more modest gun control measure: a bill requiring gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. Ziobron lives in East Haddam with her husband Scott. They have two children, Brittany and Bryan.
Election history
Ziobron won an open seat in 2012, succeeding Democrat Gail Hamm.
Most recent election
Melissa Ziobron R 9032
Melissa Ziobron I 1427
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