Serving the 16th Assembly District
Legislative Office Building, Room 4000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
The 2014 legislative session adjourned on May 7th. I am honored and privileged to be your State Representative and your voice at the State Capitol.
From continuing to focus on revitalizing the economy, job creation and small business growth to advocating for families of those with disabilities, I am proud of my accomplishments on behalf of our community. We passed a balanced budget that is under the state spending cap and increased funding to Simsbury and other towns without raising taxes.
As a member of the Education Committee, I advocated for our students, parents and our wonderful teachers who deserve our support in preparing a new generation for a bright future. As a member of the Aging Committee, I advanced meaningful legislation on behalf of senior citizens, such as Aging in Place initiatives which will enable seniors to comfortably and safely remain in their own homes. As a member of the Public Safety & Security Committee, I listened to our first responders to ensure that they have the tools they need to protect our community. I supported measures that improve school security and addresses domestic violence and sexual assault.
As a steward of our environment, I am especially excited about my successful efforts on behalf of water protection and planning. Early in my term, I led the way in protecting the Farmington River from a potentially harmful water diversion. I subsequently introduced legislation establishing a statewide water plan, which passed into law this year.
My favorite part of being State Representative is serving my constituents. I continue to encourage openness and transparency in government and welcome hearing from you on all of the issues that matter most to you. I have included a summary of other highlights from the session in this newsletter, which I hope you will find informative. If you would like further information about these topics or have any questions or concerns, please call me at 860.240.8585 or e-mail me at John.Hampton@cga.ct.gov. Thank you!