Roland J. Lemar

Position
State Representative
District
96th District: New Haven, East Haven
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Committees
Finance, Revenue and Bonding (vice chair); Education; Judiciary; Transportation
Previous Positions
New Haven Board of Aldermen, City Plan Commission
Education
UMass
Occupation
Legislator
Public Financing
Yes
During the first term of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lemar 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, a mandate on certain private employers to offer paid sick days, and the gun-control law passed in response to the shooting of 26 children and staff at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown.

Lemar lives in New Haven with his wife, Anika Singh Lemar, a Yale law professor, and their three children.
Election history
Lemar ran unopposed for an open seat in 2010, succeeding Democrat Cameron Staples.
Most recent election
Roland J Lemar D 5271
Roland J Lemar WF 647
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