State Rep. Carney Takes Oath, Named to New Leadership Role

Posted on January 4, 2023


HARTFORD – State Representative Devin Carney has taken the oath-of-office for his fifth full term representing the 23rd General Assembly District which includes the towns of Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook.

For the 2023-2024 legislative session, Rep. Carney has been named to a new leadership role as one of two House Republican Policy Chairman by House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora.

“It is truly an honor to be named the House Republican Policy Co-Chair alongside my colleague State Rep. Tami Zawistowski (R-61),” said Rep. Carney. “As policy co-chair, I will be able to lead the development of our caucus proposals for the current legislative session. My main priorities will be transportation, tax policy, education, mental health treatment, addiction services, and improving our criminal justice system.”

Additionally, Rep. Carney will remain on the Transportation Committee, having served as a member for the past eight years including four as the Ranking Member. He will also continue to serve on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee as the Ranking Member of the Transportation Bonding Subcommittee. Rep. Carney will also serve a second term on the Education Committee and on the House Republican Screening Committee.

“I am thrilled to be returning to the Transportation, Education, Finance, and Screening Committees and as the Ranking Member of the Transportation Bonding Subcommittee,” said Rep. Carney. “With all the federal dollars coming for our infrastructure, I look forward to ensuring we are prioritizing our highways and bridges that are most in need.”

Wednesday’s ceremony kicked off the start of the legislature’s “long session” which runs from January 4 through June 7. Connecticut’s legislature is part-time, with regular sessions held from January to June in odd-numbered years, and from February to May in even-numbered years. The “long session” is used to establish a state budget and introduce bills of a general nature. In the even-year “short session” the legislature can only consider bills directly related to the state budget, revenue, and financial matters, as well as committee bills or resolutions, and those matters certified to be of an emergency nature.

Representative Carney can be reached at, or by calling (860) 240-8700.