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Rick Hayes


Connecticut House District 51
  • District Towns
    Killingly, Putnam, Thompson
  • Committees
    Appropriations, General Law, Public Safety and Security
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  • Hometown
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  • Government Experience
    HOUSE, 2019-present, Assistant Republican Leader (2021-present); member, Putnam Board of Selectmen (2016-present)
  • Community Experience
    Thompson Fire Marshal (25 years); founding member, first regional multi-disciplinary investigation team for child abuse, founding member, Wendy's Place, former Board of Directors member: The ARC of Quinebaug Valley, Woman's Center of Northeast CT, and United Services
  • Occupation
    Retired police chief
  • Education
    Putnam High School
  • Birthplace

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