Connecticut River Valley Legislators Host Lyme Disease Forum

Posted on July 11, 2018 by admin


EAST HADDAM – State Representatives Melissa Ziobron (R-34), Devin Carney (R-23) and Robert Siegrist (R-36) hosted an informational forum on Lyme Disease with Elena Zajac from Lyme Connection.

Elena shared her and her family’s experiences with Lyme Disease and practical steps to prevent exposure to tick-borne illness.

“As summer gets underway and we spend more time enjoying the outdoors it’s important to be aware ticks are out too. There are many things that we can do to protect ourselves and our families from tick-borne illnesses,” said Rep. Ziobron. “Elena and Lyme Connection do fantastic work raising awareness, I hope people will reach out to her and spread this information widely.”

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Rep. Ziobron Earns 100 Percent Voting Record

Posted on July 5, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) earned a 100 percent voting record for the 2018 legislative session according to recently released data from the House Clerk’s office.

“I am proud to have kept a 100 percent voting record since taking office six years ago. As your Representative I continue to steadfastly believe it is my duty to listen to you and bring your voice to the Hartford,” said Representative Ziobron. “Speaking up for the people of East Haddam, East Hampton and Colchester is an important responsibility that I take very seriously. Very often the concerns of small towns are overlooked and I will always fight to make sure they are heard loud and clear.”

Representative Ziobron currently serves as the top ranking House Republican on the Appropriations Committee and is also a member of the Environment Committee and the General Law Committee.

For an overview of important legislation addressed in the 2018 legislative session visit the Office of Legislative Research website:

Anyone with questions, ideas or concerns about state-related issues can contact Representative Ziobron’s office at or 860-240-8700.

Rep. Ziobron Receives 2018 Excellence in Land Conservation Award

Posted on June 29, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – On June 26th, State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R-34) was recognized by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) for her leadership in protecting the integrity of the Community Investment Act and supporting the Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Grant. The Award was presented at the Beaver Ledges Preserve in Haddam, land that was preserved in part using funds from the Community Investment Act. She was joined by Rep. Bob Siegrist and members of the Haddam Land Trust.

“Preserving open space for future generations is vitally important, especially in environmentally sensitive areas,” said Rep. Ziobron. “I have been a tireless advocate for our state forests, parks and conservation lands. Creating greenways around our state has a huge benefit not only for wildlife but for tourism. I look forward to continuing my work protecting existing open space and finding creative ways to connect parcels when viable and consistent with local sentiment. Next session I hope to work on connecting the Air Line Trail in Portland to the larger segment in East Hampton.”

Since taking office in 2013, Rep. Ziobron has been recognized by many conservation groups for her efforts to protect and preserve the environment. She has served on the Environment Committee her entire tenure and continues her role as a proxy for Connecticut on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. When not in session she is an avid hiker and birder.