Connecticut - Prominent Millennial Politicians Part 1
Some prominent millennial politicians and state or municipal leaders in Connecticut include Raghib Ismail Allie-Brennan, Matt Lesser, Geoff Luxenberg, Dennis Bradley, and Stephen G. Harding.
Raghib Ismail Allie-Brennan
- Raghib Allie-Brennan is a 27 year old United States politician representing Connecticut's 2nd House District. He came into office in 2019 as a Democrat.
- He claims to be bringing "fresh, new ideas and perspectives to Hartford to support small businesses and fix the budget crisis, advocate for public education, and invest in Connecticut's green energy future."
- He grew up in Bethel, gaining an understanding of the basic needs of the district.
- Before his role as a state representative, he was a Congressional advisor, which grounded his understanding and familiarity with the "energy and environmental issues, emergency response/disaster relief, and civil rights."
- Raghib is a 2013 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, with a degree in international relations.
- Analysis of his social media posts reveals that he is a supporter of actions towards climate change, education reform, environmental change, support for small businesses, and the LGBTQ community.
- Raghib can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter @raghibct, Instagram @raghibct, Facebook @raghibct, YouTube — Raghib Allie-Brennan, and LinkedIn — Raghib Allie-Brennan.
- Matthew L. Lesser is a Democratic senator representing Connecticut Senate District 09. He is from Middletown and was born on April 29, 1983.
- Matt is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
- He represented Connecticut District 100 from 2009 to 2019, and was elected as a U.S senator in November 2018.
- Since becoming a senator, he has sponsored about 25 bills. Some bills he is sponsoring or has sponsored include taxation of retail marijuana sales, the prohibition of sales of tobacco products and all forms of nicotines to persons below 21 years, and providing "victims of domestic violence greater protection through increased access to legal representation."
- Analysis of his social media posts reveals that he is a supporter of actions towards tackling climate change, the reduction of high drug prices, equal pay for all workers, Canadian drug importation, and reduced cost of healthcare.
- Matt can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter @MattLesser, Instagram @matthew.lesser, Facebook @SenatorMattLesser, Flickr — Senator Matt Lesser, and LinkedIn — Matthew Lesser.
- Geoff Luxenberg is a United States politician representing Connecticut District 12. He came into office in 2019 as a Democrat.
- Mr. Luxenberg is Jewish by religion, hails from Manchester, was born on 20th October 1983, and has a daughter, Zoey, with his wife Kelly. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in political science from North Carolina State University.
- Before his role as a state representative, he served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015, during which "he secured $300,000 to complete Manchester's sidewalk upgrade project. Also, he delivered $425,000 to make the Whiton Library ADA accessible and to prevent it from closing."
- Geoff helped in creating the "Earned Income Tax Credit to help working-class families and defended it from budget cuts."
- Mr. Luxenberg is known to stand with the LGBTQ community in Connecticut. He believes in quality education, reduced cost of living, provision of affordable health care, and the resolution of Connecticut's financial state.
- Matt can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter @MattLesser, Facebook @SenatorMattLesser, and LinkedIn — Matthew Lesser.
- Dennis Bradley is a 36 years old United States politician representing Connecticut District 23. He came into office in 2019 as a Democrat.
- He hails from Bridgeport and obtained his Bachelor's degree in 2009 in political science and government from Norwich University and a JD from the University of Massachusetts.
- Mr. Bradley is a known supporter of the tribal Casino bill. According to him, "a viable solution would be for the state to pass the proposed Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act in a special session. The bill was proposed at the end of the 2019 legislative session and would maintain the tribes' hold on gambling in the state."
- Dennis was formally a "Democratic and Working Families Party at-large representative on the Bridgeport Board of Education in Connecticut from 2015 to 2019. He won his seat on the board in the general election on November 3, 2015."
- Analysis of his social media posts shows that he is against all actions in support of gun violence. He has enabled his district to secure a $1 million grant in the campaign against cancer and also pushing the campaign for affordable houses.
- Dennis can be found on the following social media platforms: Twitter @DennisABradley, Instagram @dennisabradley, and Facebook @SenatorBradley.
Stephen G. Harding
- Stephen G. Harding is a United States politician representing Connecticut District 107. He came into office in 2015 as a Republican and is serving a second term in office.
- Mr. Harding was born on 31 July, 1987.
- Stephen obtained his Bachelor's degree from "Albertus Magnus College and a J.D. from New York Law School" and initially worked as an attorney at his law firm.
- He is committed to the transportation sector in Connecticut and has held several coffee breaks for discussions on the topic. Stephen is also a believer in affordable education, judging from his social media posts.
- He previously served on both the "Zoning Board of Appeals and Brookfield Board of Education, where he chaired the Board's Policy Subcommittee. Also, he is a member of Brookfield Cares, an organization that addresses substance abuse and other mental health issues facing the town and surrounding communities."
- Stephen can be found on the Facebook @SenatorMattLesser and Twitter @RepHarding107.
To obtain a list of prominent millennial politicians and state/municipal leaders in Connecticut, we adopted the definition of Millennials provided by Pew Research Center and a corroborative source by Business Insider on the age bracket regarded as millennials that defined millennials as people born between 1981 and 1996. Furthermore, we provided a list of prominent political leaders in Connecticut that falls within this age bracket.