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June 14, 2013 —Senator Bartolomeo announces $3.85 million in state bonding for Meriden’s downtown “Hub” project. The funding will be used to alleviate flooding in the center of downtown, create a town green, build a transportation center, and generate economic development.
The Middletown Press — June 16, 2013: New legislation will put extra pressure on local school districts
Record Journal — June 14, 2013: State Senator Dante Bartolomeo announces funding for HUB project
CTNewsJunkie — June 6, 2013: Freshmen Lawmakers Share Growing Pains As Session Draws to Close
The Middletown Press — June 4, 2013: Bartolomeo wins first award as state senator
Cheshire Patch — May 31, 2013: State Senate Passes Cheshire Prison Bill
Hartford Courant — May 24, 2013: EDITORIAL: Bill Buttresses Mental Health Network
Connecticut Mirror — May 23, 2013: Senate adopts measure to coordinate care for mentally ill children
CTNewsJunkie — May 20, 2013: Advocates, Newtown Moms Champion Mental Health Reforms For Children
The Middletown Press — May 19, 2013: Bartolomeo touts importance of Blue Alert system
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Danté Bartolomeo was elected in November 2012 to serve the 13th state Senatorial District communities of Meriden, Cheshire, Middlefield, Middletown and Rockfall.
Danté is Senate Chairman of both the legislature’s Children’s Committee and the Housing Committee, and is a member of the Education, Internship, and Public Health committees.
For the 2013 legislative session, Danté’s public policy priorities include changes to Connecticut’s earned risk reduction credit program, enhanced monitoring of certain parolees, increased penalties for ‘straw purchases’ of firearms and illegal use of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and Lyme Disease prevention and treatment.
Danté served on the Meriden City Council from July 2008 until December 2012, rising to the position of Deputy Majority Leader. She also served as chair of the Public Works and Parks & Recreation Committee, vice-chair of the Finance Committee, and Council Liaison to the Board of Education.
Prior to serving on the City Council, Danté was a dedicated community advocate who devoted herself to Meriden’s citizens. Between 2005 and 2008, Danté was a member of the Board of Directors of Meriden’s Children First Initiative, an organization committed to supporting children under age eight. She also served as community organizer for healthcare4every1, an advocacy campaign organized by the Universal Healthcare Foundation of Connecticut to provide access to quality, affordable health care.
Danté is a member of the Meriden-Wallingford NAACP and was a two-year co-president of Nathan Hale Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization. She also served as a member of the Meriden Board of Education’s Full-Day Kindergarten Committee from 2005 to 2007. That committee allowed Meriden to expand the program from just four classrooms to citywide as of January 2013, including three bilingual classes.
Danté graduated from Mercy High School in Middletown in 1987 and cum laude from Colby College in 1991 with a B.A. in psychology. During her time in college, she served as vice president of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology. She was employed in sales and marketing for the hotel industry from 1991-1996, and was a part-time consultant from 1998-2000.
Danté has been married for many years to her husband Doug, who is a Youth Detective with the Berlin Police Department. Together they have two sons, Riley and Cameron.
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May 23, 2013 —Senator Bartolomeo celebrates the Senate's passage of a comprehensive new proposal to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in children.
May 21, 2013 —Senator Bartolomeo works to pass a bipartisan measure to address concerns regarding food safety and to promote greater awareness of non-genetically modified food products.
March 22, 2013 — Senator Bartolomeo testifies on the need for critical changes to the risk reduction credit program that will restrict eligibility for violent offenders.