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Steve Cassano

Steve Cassano

Senate District 04

    • District Towns
      Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester
    • Home Town
    • Government Experience
      SENATE, 2011-present, Majority Whip, (2012) (2014), Assistant President Pro Tem (2015), Deputy President Pro Tem (2016-present); Mayor, Manchester, 1991-2005; Deputy Mayor, 1977-81, 1983-85, 1987-89; Capitol Region Council of Governments, 1977-2014, chairman, 1999-2005; CT Conference of Municipalities, 1980-2015, president, 1983-85; board member, National Assoc. of Regional Councils, 2007-14, president, 2009-11; committee member, National League of Cities, 1983-2005; president, National Small Cities Council, 1989-91; president, New England Association of Regional Councils, 2000-08; State of CT Transportation Strategy Board, 1998-2004; board member, Capitol Region Growth Council, 1997-2003; chair, Capitol Workforce Partners, 1994-2014; chair, Consortium of Elected Officials, Committee on Government Relations, 2003-14; member, New England Board of Higher Education, 2013-15;
    • Community Experience
      Board member, Rideshare, 2002-18; board member, St. Francis Hospital, 2003-12; member, Manchester Town Council, 1977-2005; chair/founder, Public Safety High School; sociology professor, Manchester Community College (28 years); board member, Manchester Community College Foundation
    • Occupation
      Small business owner
    • Education
      A.A., Manchester C.C.; B.A., Boston State; M.A., SUNY; M.S.W., UConn
    • Birthplace
      Boston, MA
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