Tim LeGeyt was elected to the Legislature in November of 2008 and proudly represents the 17th General Assembly District covering Avon and Canton. His interest in helping the citizens of his district to gain the full measure of benefit from living in the great State of Connecticut and his sense of obligation to promote the preferences of his constituency in the legislative process motivated him to run for higher office.
Preparing to start his fifth term in the General Assembly, Rep. LeGeyt will continue to serve as an Assistant Republican Leader. He was reappointed to serve on the Appropriations and Higher Education Committees as well as the Public Health Committee in the upcoming two year legislative session as well.
Rep. LeGeyt has lived in the Farmington Valley all of his life. The Town of Canton is his home and he was educated here, graduating as Salutatorian from Canton High School in 1969. He then attended the University of Hartford until, after meeting his wife to-be, Carolyn Wheeler from Avon, they transferred to Central Connecticut State College and graduated together in 1975. Later that year, they were married. They have two adult sons, both of whom are married, and three young grandchildren.
Rep. LeGeyt started teaching young children in the Canton Schools in 1977 and continued there until his retirement in 2010. He is always interested in helping children become the best learners that they are capable of being, and places a high importance upon the process of promoting caring and thoughtful citizens.
Rep. LeGeyt went back to school in 1983 and earned a law degree from Western New England College School of Law in 1988. He passed the bar in 1989 and has practiced part-time since.
Rep. LeGeyt’s legal degree was a strong factor in his election to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Collinsville Savings Society, a mutual savings bank in Canton, where he has served since 1992.
In 2005, Rep. LeGeyt won a seat on the Board of Selectmen in Canton, where he was instrumental in moving the board to dedicate a certain portion of the operating budget to the acquisition of open space. He was re-elected in 2007 and worked with the board during this term on an initiative whereby the power stations of the former Collins Company in Collinsville were proposed for renovation and upgrade to provide water power from the flow of the Farmington River.
Rep. LeGeyt is a local historian and has delivered several lectures on historical topics in Canton. He is the Historian at his church and was, from 1980 to 2004, the Chairman of the Canton Center Historic District Commission.
Since 1989, Rep. LeGeyt has also been a Justice of the Peace, having performed some 60 marriages, including a dozen marriages for some of his former students.