Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

January 25, 2019

Statement from State Senator Matt Lesser Regarding the Conclusion of the Government Shutdown

Statement from State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) regarding the conclusion of President Donald Trump’s government shutdown:

“The Trump shutdown was cruel and reckless and ultimately self-defeating,” said Sen. Lesser (D-Middletown). “It hurt families and businesses across the 9th Senate District; this is no way to run a country. I hope the President learns from this foolishness.”

About Sen. Lesser: State Senator Matt Lesser was first elected in 2018 to represent the ninth Senate District which consists of Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, he was a State Representative for the city of Middletown. He has been a principle author of Connecticut’s Student Loan Bill of Rights, the first in the nation, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing waste and a major workplace safety law later adapted as a national standard. He has been honored by the Connecticut chapter of the AARP and has been named a champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.