Today, state Senator Jan Hochadel (D-Meriden) was sworn in, surrounded by her children, at the State Capitol for her first term as the State Senator representing the 13th Senate District, which covers Meriden and parts of Cheshire, Middletown, and Middlefield. Sen. Hochadel was elected to the Senate in November 2022.
“I am very blessed to be here and I am really looking forward to the work before us,” said Sen. Hochadel. “I want to acknowledge my friends and family for their continued support. I am thankful to everyone and look forward to the work that will be done in this upcoming legislative session.”
Prior to joining the state Senate, Sen. Hochadel was an engineer working for companies ranging from Omega Engineering in Stamford to Pfizer in Wallingford and New York. After a successful career in engineering, Jan began teaching physics and science at technical high schools in Connecticut, and as an 8th-grade Summer Enrichment Program instructor at Norwalk Community College.
Sen. Hochadel will serve as Senate Chair of the Aging Committee, and Senate Vice Chair of the Environment Committee.