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'If I Only Knew'—Lessons From Freshman Legislators
Four newly elected members of the Connecticut General Assembly who recently completed their first legislative session will speak at a panel discussion titled “If I Only Knew: Lessons from Campaigning to Holding Office.”
The program, presented by the University of Hartford’s Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service, will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
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Speaking at the program will be State Rep. and University alumnus John Hampton '90 (D-Simsbury), State Sen. Art Linares (R-Westbrook), State Rep. Brandon McGee (D-Hartford), and State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-Prospect), who were first elected to the state legislature in 2012.
Marilyn Rossetti AA '98, a former member of the Hartford City Council and a University of Hartford alumna, will serve as moderator of this discussion.
Last November, Rossetti published an opinion article in the Hartford Courant providing advice to newly elected public officials.
The Rell Center for Public Service was established at the University of Hartford in 2011 to instruct and encourage integrity and responsible participation in government and public service, traits characterized by the life and career of former Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell. The Center offers lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and forums on important local and regional issues.