Biography

State Representative Matt Lesser is serving his fifth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing the City of Middletown. In January, 2015 Speaker Sharkey appointed Rep. Lesser co-chair of the General Assembly’s Banking Committee.

Lesser is also a member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee and a member of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee. 

He has been a principal author of a number of important laws, including Connecticut’s first in the nation Student Loan Bill of Rights, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing waste and a major workplace safety law later adopted as a national standard.

He has been a leader on consumer protections, the environment and paid family leave.

Representative Lesser has championed Middletown’s interests in the legislature, significantly expanding funding for local roads and schools and securing millions of dollars to help rebuild Middletown’s waterfront.

He has been honored for protecting consumers by the Connecticut chapter of AARP and has been named repeatedly as a champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. He has also been named “Children’s Champion” five times by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.

In 2015, he served as a Marshall Memorial Fellow, a highly competitive international leadership and exchange program. He was named to the Democratic Party’s National Platform Committee in 2012.

Matt attended Wesleyan University and lives in Middletown’s North End. He previously served on Middletown’s Planning and Zoning Commission.