Westport, Connecticut

Legislative Forum with State Representatives

Legislative Forum with State Representatives

From October 29, 2013 12:00 pm until October 29, 2013 1:30 pm Save to calendar


Come meet Gail Lavielle and Jonathan Steinberg to discuss how to get Hartford working harder for Westport Business.

Bring your own lunch. Beverages and Snacks will be provided.



Gail Lavielle

Jonathan Steinberg Headshot

Jonathan Steinberg

Gail Lavielle was elected to Connecticut’s House of Representatives in 2010 to represent the 143rd district, which includes most of Wilton, the eastern part of Norwalk, and part of Westport west of the Saugatuck River. She is Ranking Member of the Gener

al Assembly’s Commerce Committee and a member of the Appropriations, Education, and Higher Education Committees. She also sits on the Higher Education Consolidation Committee and is a member of the Manufacturing Caucus and the Long Island Sound Caucus.

Rep. Lavielle brings to public service many years of executive leadership in the business world, as well as practical education experience teaching at the university level. Drawing on her real-world skills and expertise, she has developed or supported many proposals to make Connecticut’s government less costly and more efficient, create a fertile climate for jobs, reduce the tax burden on people, businesses, and municipalities, and make the state more competitive as a place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.

In 2012, Rep. Lavielle was named “Woman of the Year” by the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County, for her leadership in supporting proposals to reduce taxes and state government costs and to remove legislative barriers to business growth. She was also named an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. In 2011, she was honored with the Tip of the Cap award for education advocacy.

As state representative, Jonathan Steinberg’s top priorities have been job creation, fundamental operating and budget reform, and establishing a more progressive energy policy for Connecticut.

Jonathan eagerly participated on the Governor’s Job Summit in 2011 and voted for the bi-partisan jobs package passed in special session. He also voted in favor of the second jobs bill, approved in special session June 2011.Jonathan is committed to fiscal accountability and transparency, and Results Based Accountability practices, as well as reevaluating unfunded mandates and non-productive tax incentives to balance the State’s budget without unfairly burdening municipalities, businesses or citizens.

Jonathan has studied the Results Based Accountability methodology, which established measurable baselines and goals for state programs and agencies, and then issues annual report cards on progress against objectives as a means to assess future funding.

He has championed efforts to transform Connecticut from a high-cost energy state to a global leader in energy and green-tech innovation with competitive rates and models for efficient alternative energy generation and state-wide energy conservation. He helped shape the landmark energy legislation passed in 2012, specifically the energy efficiency language which led to the creation of the “Leading By Example” program, which has already paid dividends in energy savings for both state and municipal buildings. Jonathan has also been an advocate for alternative energy innovation, from hydrogen fuel cells development to the expansion of electric car charging stations infrastructure. He anticipates a successful 2013 session as Vice Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.

2013-10-29 12:00:00
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