Herron Keyon Gaston

State Senator

Herron Keyon Gaston

Deputy Majority Leader

Empowering Communities, Driving Change

July 2, 2024

Senator Gaston Selected as One of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut

Senator Gaston pictured above with Scot X. Esdaile, the president of the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP.

This weekend, state Senator Herron Keyon Gaston (D-Bridgeport) was named one of the 100 most influential Blacks in Connecticut in 2024 by the NAACP.

The 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut Award Ceremony aims to celebrate renowned influencers, recognize community leaders, and honor industry trailblazers who often go unnoticed for their exceptional contributions to the community.

“It was truly an honor to be named one of the 100 most influential blacks in Connecticut,” said Sen. Gaston. “I am thankful for this recognition and to those who have been a resource along the way. There is still much work to be done and I hope to continue to work with others to make impactful changes in our communities.”

This past weekend, Senator Gaston attended the awards ceremony alongside many other talented individuals. Sen. Gaston said he was both humbled and honored by this milestone achievement and looks forward to continuing to be a guiding force of truth and light.

Senator Gaston is passionate on fighting for legislation that includes funding support for Bridgeport and Stratford, fighting for success on behalf of residents, fighting for the prevention of gun violence, working to help recruit police officers, and protecting children in different communities.

This year’s event featured a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop, showcasing entertainers who have made historic contributions to this influential genre, which has become one of the most prominent industries worldwide.