State Rep. Christie Carpino proudly represents the 32nd district of Cromwell and Portland. She was re-elected to her 4th term in November 2016. Christie serves as the House Chair of the Regulation Review Committee, and as a member of the Judiciary and Public Health Committees.
Christie is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also holds a law degree from Northeastern University. Christie serves as General Counsel for a private corporation where she routinely navigates all aspects of the business world – from litigation and human resources, customer service and community involvement, to regulations and contract law. As a trial attorney, she advocated on behalf of her clients at all stages of the litigation process. She also served pro bono for the Legal Services School Expulsion Project where she volunteered her time to serve low-income families in need.
Some of Christie’s legislative accomplishments include:
- Protecting our Firefighters
- Increasing Student Privacy
- Preservation of Developmental Services
- Creation of a Special Education Bill of Rights
- Helping Home Care Givers
- Freezing a Minor’s Credit Report to Prevent Fraud
- Early Detection and Better Screenings for Breast Cancer
- Providing Local Public Health District Oversight
- Opioid Addiction Education and Prevention
Carpino has recently been awarded:
- 2016 Legislative Advocacy Award from the CT Radiological Society for her work ensuring patients are afforded the ability to make sure that patients continue to have access to needed imaging services
- 2015 State Directors Award – Eastern Region from Women In Government for advocacy work on mental health and addiction services
- 2015 Legislative Award from the CT State Medical Society for her advocacy against the deterioration of the practice of medicine
- As a “40 Under Forty” for excelling in her industry through her leadership roles
- Recognized by the Cromwell Fire Department for her work promoting the C.F.D
Christie and her husband have two young children, and a college aged step son. In her time outside of the Capitol, Christie enjoys volunteering within the community, working with Special Olympics, and spending time with her family and friends.