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Melissa Ziobron
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Connecticut House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$28,000/year
Per diemNone
Education
High schoolNathan Hale-Ray High School
Bachelor'sCentral Connecticut State University
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Melissa Ziobron is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.[1]

Biography

Ziobron graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in 1989. She went on to graduate with a degree in Zoology from Central Connecticut State University.

Ziobron was the first Economic Development Coordinator for the town of East Haddam.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ziobron served on the following committees:

Connecticut Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environment
Public Health

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Ziobron's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

Continue the fight for “Common Sense” state budgets

  • Excerpt: "I will continue to propose and fight for additional measures to cut wasteful state spending."

Eliminate red tape & and the tax burdens on small businesses

  • Excerpt: "I want to eliminate the Business Entity Tax, review and replace additional outdated regulations, and produce an environment that enables businesses to thrive and grow jobs."

Help improve the Salmon River State Forest & and Airline Trail

  • Excerpt: "I plan to work with CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection to revitalize the 'Firemen’s Grounds' at Salmon River State Forest. I will fight for a public hearing on all plans of improvement."

Support for our Lakes and Streams battling invasive species

  • Excerpt: "I look forward to working with both our private organizations and municipalities to make sure they are aware of and apply for these critical funds."

Reduce excessive testing and expose the true cost of Common Core and its burden on students and teachers

  • Excerpt: "Much more still needs to be done to assist teachers and students with Smarter Balanced Assessment and teacher evaluations. I will also work to expose the actual costs of this Federally imposed unfunded mandate."

Elections

2014

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Connecticut House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 10, 2014. Mimi Perrotti was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Melissa Ziobron was unopposed in the Republican primary. Perrotti will face Ziobron in the general election.[4]

2012

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ziobron ran in the 2012 election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 34. Ziobron ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. She defeated Christopher Goff (D) and William "Bill" Devine (Write-in) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Connecticut House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa H. Ziobron 54.9% 6,241
     Democratic Christopher Goff 45.1% 5,122
Total Votes 11,363

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ziobron is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ziobron raised a total of $32,055 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[8]

Melissa Ziobron's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Connecticut State House, District 34 Won $32,055
Grand Total Raised $32,055

2012

Ziobron won election to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ziobron raised a total of $32,055.
Connecticut House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melissa Ziobron's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$26,850
Anderson, Forrest$100
Mackinnon V, Allan$100
Gionta, Michael$100
Mackinnon, Dylan$100
Total Raised in 2012$32,055
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

In 2014, the Connecticut General Assembly was in session from February 5 to May 7.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gail Hamm (D)
Connecticut House of Representatives 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
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