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 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.

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.

7/14/2014

NEW WEBSITE!

Hi Everyone!

I have been blogging here for almost 3 years. Since that time, this site has had over 25,000 views and I have been able to update you on issues affecting the district in a timely way. That won't change!

Over the next few months I will be learning a new platform for posting. The good news is that now all my posts will be in one place: my website! Please visit www.melissaziobron.com to view the latest from the campaign. All my social media sites are there, including helpful links and other items you have found here.

This won't be the last post, but I will not be posting here like I have in the past. Go to my website and continue the journey with me! We have more work to do!

Grateful for your support,
Melissa




7/10/2014

Ziobron Videos

I am so lucky to have some pretty great kids! My oldest daughter Brittany made a campaign video for me and it is great. I posted on You Tube and realized I had other videos there that you might be interested in, as well. One of those was my FIRST interview and debate in my previous election. I watched it last night and am pretty proud to report that I accomplished many of the things I pledged to do! So, below are links to a variety of those videos. Enjoy!

2014 Re-Election Campaign Video
Click Here

2014 Face the State Appearance
Entire Face the State Interview
Shortened Version: Face the State

2013 Fighting for State Parks
Click Here

2012 First Interview/Debate with Opponent
Part One
Part Two




7/06/2014

4th of July Weekend

I hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday weekend. The rain, while it may have caused a change of plans for some of you, it was much needed in my household! It gave me a chance to be with my family and clean out some closets, donate some clothes and do some home cooking. We even got in a few baseball games and a good walk.

Today (Sunday 7/6) I spent touring the Strong Sawmill which was sponsored by the Chatham Historical Society and then finished the day knocking on doors in the district. Stephen Strong and his family are dedicated woodsman and farmers. I was eager to see their setup, because my own home is made of similar products. We had engaged an East Haddam woodsman, who had a portable sawmill to mill our own white oaks, which we cut from site. While it was a lot of work, the effort was well worth it and I am proud to have a more sustainable building footprint. 

Stephen and his wife Joslyn, also have a small farm stand where they sell: chicken eggs, duck eggs, maple syrup, maple jam and other in season items. They also raise hogs and I couldn't help but notice a beautiful peacock there too! Here is a link to read what forestry products are available, but I encourage you to call and inquire as well. I overheard a lot of folks asking for items not listed in this guide :

An example of other items for sale. Beautiful!

The tour began with a short history lesson of where the mill had started and just how complicated the milling process is. As Steve explained, it takes a lot of math to make a straight board! It was also noted that when he is cutting for a full day, the saw needs to be sharpened as much as three times. Steve does this by hand, too. The scrap is packaged and sold to Nelson's Campground as firewood and the sawdust is used for animal bedding. Nothing goes to waste. Here are some photos from the day. Please stop by and support Strong's. Their family has been in East Hampton since the town was incorporated doing this kind of work and we can ensure that they will be well into the future! Location/Phone Number: Strong's Sawmill 48 Staeth Rd. East Hampton, CT (860) 267-9022

Looking vertically down the line, where the logs are held.

Stephen Strong giving the safety brief.

Gathering everyone around telling the history of the sawmill.

The assembly line, with the finished board.