Welcome!

I have lived my whole life in the 34th District. My childhood years were spent in East Hampton on Tartia Road and I moved to Moodus in 1986. Three years later, I graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray High School and have called this area home ever since. I pledge to work hard for my community - every day. It is truly an honor to be your Representative in the 34th District and your voice in the State Capitol. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support!

I am proud of my service to this district. I have attained a 100% voting record two years in a row and in 2013 obtained a 96% rating from a well known environmental group. I continue to call for decreased government spending, relief to business owners and support for local education decision making.

Have questions? Call me directly at (860) 615-9885 or the Hartford office at (800) 842-1423. You can also contact me through my 2014 re-election campaign website www.melissaziobron.com or my official state website www.repziobron.com.

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9/19/2014

Venture Smith Photos and Links


 
Here are some photos from last year, when I visited Venture Smith's homestead to last week--at the 18th Annual Venture Smith Day held in East Haddam at the cemetery where he is buried, along with his wife. There are some good sources for information on Venture, if you do not know his story.
 
- A booklet documenting his history and that of the area:
 
- CT History
 
- An interesting video re-enactment of Venture
 







9/07/2014

Back to Markham Meadows Campground!



It is hard to believe the last time I walked the whole campground it was over 30 years ago! I grew up around the corner, where my family--the Jacobson's had lots of land and a old farmhouse across the street from the farmhouse of the Markham family. So much has changed since then and the Engel family has done a wonderful job updating the grounds over the years. Equipped with a beautiful pool, spacious rec room with full kitchen, large camp store and tons of activities--there is a lot to do right on site!
 
Melissa Engel led the group and she relayed many stories of the Markham brother and sister that originated the property as an oxen farm. We also were treated to some happy recollections of the Engel kids digging ditches, mucking ponds and picking rocks in preparation for the campground. Markham Meadows Campground which her parents started in 1970, has been a staple in Belltown life. We were able to see the campground firsthand, courtesy of a wagon ride and refreshments which were provided by Melissa.
 
At the end of our tour, a team of oxen were spotted training down the dirt road, leading to the campground. A perfect way to end the day! Thanks to the Engel family for allowing us a sneak peek at their wonderful small family  business and as always, to Marty Podskoch and the Chatham Historical Society. They have a wonderful house tour coming up--check here for more information!