Biography

Gary Turco is serving his first term as State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly proudly serving Newington’s 27th District. He currently serves as vice chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, an assistant majority leader and as a member of the Children and Insurance and Real Estate committees.

He is proud that in his first-term he was able to secure millions in additional state dollars for Newington, expand state income tax exemptions on social security and pensions for seniors, protect additional land on Cedar Mountain, and create a new law mandating ultrasound coverage for women with dense breast to help detect and prevent cancer.

Prior to his election, Gary was a member of the Town of Newington’s Economic Development Commission and Town Plan and Zoning Commission. Improving the town’s economic vitality and small business growth remains a top priority for him at the legislature.

Professionally, Gary also works as an adjunct professor at Fairfield University and a College Admission Counselor at Sacred Heart University.

Previously, Gary managed the business development of digital technology start-ups, worked for a non-profit university and was a policy analyst for the state legislature. He also spent time volunteering as an early childhood education teacher in Uganda, Africa.

He has received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sacred Heart University and a master’s degree in Communication from Central Connecticut State University.

Gary is devoted to helping improve the quality of life for all of Newington’s residents. His focus in the legislature is on creating more economic opportunities and higher paying job within the region, increasing the affordability and access to higher education and workforce training opportunities and reducing the cost of living for our families and seniors.