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 and have 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.

Follow me on my daily journey as I give you an inside look into our district, various community events and local business news. You can find those social media links below to the right.

4/11/2014

Re-Election Underway!

I am proud to say that 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. It has been such an honor to represent the people I grew up with and those who have made this area their home! I have worked hard for our community - every day. I take my job as your voice in the State Capitol seriously and cannot thank you enough for your continued support!

I am proud of my dedication to this district, attaining a 100% voting record and have a 96% rating from a well-known environmental group. I continue to call for decreased government spending and relief for business owners from fees and red tape. I have been effective in advocating for our State Park system, securing dollars for local education and keeping my election promises of 2012.

Since announcing my re-election plans, so many of you have asked how you can help. That has meant more to me than you will ever know. We are now in the home stretch for fundraising and once again, have broad support from all three towns with folks from all different backgrounds. I would be grateful to add your name to my list of supporters. Please visit www.melissaziobron.com where you can download, print and mail the 2014 contribution form. You can also sign up to volunteer during the campaign this summer.

Once session adjourns May 7th the re-election campaign begins in earnest. Please follow along the journey on Twitter and Instagram @melissaziobron or Facebook @cthouse34. I also maintain my own blog where all of these links are available www.melissaziobron.blogpsot.com


Best Regards,
Melissa Ziobron

4/07/2014

April Updates!

Hi Everyone!!

It has been a super busy time up at the Capitol and in the district. If you have not visited my website, please do! My new press aide, Alicia Mucha, has been busy attending events around the district with me and has covered some important topics. She will know every inch of this district soon enough. You can check those out here: http://cthousegop.com/melissa-ziobron/
I am proud of those I represent in the 34th, we have some amazing folks who live and work here. It has been a pleasure to welcome Alicia to our district.

I have also been busy spending time on a project that is important to many folks, especially farmers in East Haddam. This weekend I spent time cleaning up the site, referred to locally as "The Harris Property" and is poised to become an Agricultural Center and Food Processing Facility.




 
 


Here is testimony I offered on a bill to convey an adjoining parcel of land from the State to the Town. It is a small narrow strip that runs parallel to the Harris Property. As you can see from the photos, the State has not been doing a great job stewarding this piece of property. It will soon be maintained and cleaned up by the town (read more below). The bill is presently making its way through the process and I hope for it to be called on the floor of the General Assembly. Here is the link to HB 5550: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=5550&which_year=2014

I will give a status update later in the session! You can read more about the bill and my amendment on the next page.

3/19/2014

Good News in East Haddam!

 
State Audit Benefits East Haddam, Residents
 
 
Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, April 2013



East Haddam- Residents of East Haddam got some good news this week after a second audit by the State Board of Education found in favor of the town. On initial review, the state claimed that more than $1 million worth of school construction at the Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School was ineligible for reimbursement according to the parameters of the prior state grant. After a meeting at the State Education Department office in Hartford attended by State Representative Melissa Ziobron, First Selectman Mark Walter and Finance Director Cindy Varricchio, the final audit reduced that amount by more than $450,000 saving the town in excess of $215,000. 

In addition, Rep. Ziobron was also able to add an additional $36,000 to a forgiveness priority list. Those monies were for a penalty for prior window replacement project at the former middle school. The total savings to the town are over $250,000.

“All large capital projects are an incredible undertaking for any community, and I am so grateful for the service all the volunteers provided on the building committee. I am especially grateful for the assistance from our State Representative Melissa Ziobron who saw this project from its beginning stages through to a successful finish. The new middle school will serve as a cornerstone of our community for generations to come,” said Mark Walter, First Selectman of East Haddam.

In regards to her efforts with the project Ziobron said, “I am proud of my work on the former 4-8 School Building Committee and glad I was able to provide firsthand knowledge of the project. In fact, I had actually asked the same questions the state had during the audit, while I was a member of the committee. The town brought forward a lot of great documentation to the audit review and they should be commended for their due diligence.”
 
On behalf of State Representative Ziobron's office, Alicia Mucha, Press Aide: (860) 240-1492