Jeffrey Currey

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Jeffrey A. Currey
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 11th district
Assumed office
January 2015
Preceded byTim Larson
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceEast Hartford, Connecticut

Jeffrey A. Currey is an American politician from East Hartford, Connecticut. A Democrat, he has been a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives since 2015, representing the state's 11th district in East Hartford, Manchester and South Windsor.

Early life[edit]

Currey is a lifetime resident of East Windsor. He is the son of Melody Currey, a former mayor of East Hartford and state representative.

He attended the East Hartford public schools and received his B.A. in theater from Wagner College in New York City.[1]

Political career[edit]

Currey was first elected to the East Hartford Board of Education in 2009 and was later elected Chair.

In 2014, when then-Rep. Tim Larson left his state house seat to run for state senate, Currey ran to succeed him. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and won the general election by 66% to 34%. He took office in January 2015 and was reelected unopposed in both 2016 and 2018.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Currey is openly gay.[3] As of 2018, he is one of two openly LGBT members of the Connecticut General Assembly, alongside Sen. Beth Bye (D–West Hartford).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connecticut House Democrats: Rep. Jeffrey Currey". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  2. ^ "Ballotpedia: Jeffrey A. Currey". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  3. ^ "Connecticut House votes to bar gay 'conversion therapy'". CT Mirror. 2017-05-02. Retrieved 2018-01-08.

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