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Rep. Gary Byron Hosts Informational Consumer Protection Forum

Posted on July 10, 2018 by jdooley


NEWINGTON- In cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), State Representative Gary Byron (R-Newington) hosted a Consumer Protection Forum for Newington residents.

DCP Commissioner Michelle Seagull gave a presentation and answered questions from people in the audience regarding the state Department of Consumer Protection or other consumer-related issues.

“I want to thank Commissioner Seagull for coming to Newington and sharing important information about her agency which serves to protect consumers from any unfair businesses and unsafe products in Connecticut. I received a lot of positive feedback from the Newington community on the Commissioner’s visit and presentation,” said Rep. Byron.

The DCP issues over 200,000 licenses, registrations, and permits for more than 200 types of jobs and businesses each year in Connecticut. DCP also enforces many federal and state laws, investigate consumer complaints, and mediate disputes between consumers and businesses. Additionally, DCP works to protect citizens from unfair businesses and unsafe products, monitoring the marketplace and removing tainted, fraudulent and dangerous products from store shelves.

Michelle Seagull was appointed by the governor on May 1, 2017 to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).  Ms. Seagull has served as the Deputy Commissioner for DCP since 2011.

For more information about the state Department of Consumer Protection please visit their website:

For more information, please call Rep. Byron’s State Capitol office at 1.800.842.1423 or email him at