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Michael Winkler


Connecticut House District 56
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    General Law, Labor and Public Employees, Planning and Development
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  • Government Experience
    HOUSE, 2017-present; Assistant Majority Leader (2019-present); first vice president, CT State Administrative & Residual Employees Unit Local 4200, AFT CT, AFT, AFL-CIO, 2007-12; president, 1999-06
  • Community Experience
    Member, Vernon Democratic Town Committee, 2007-present; councilor, Vernon Town Council, 1987-1991, 2007-present; Vernon Zoning Board of Appeals; council liaison, Rockville Public Library; member, Friends of Valley Falls; Vernon Community Arts Center
  • Occupation
    Retired state employee
  • Education
    B.S., M.P.S., UConn
  • Birthplace
    Pittsburgh, PA

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