State Representative David K. Labriola is a respected leader at the Connecticut General Assembly who takes pride in his record of service to the people of Oxford, Naugatuck and Southbury.
House Republican Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, appointed him as an Assistant Republican Leader for the 2007 – 2010 legislative sessions and as Republican Whip for the 2011-2012, and 2013-2014 sessions. House Republican Leader Themis Klarides also appointed him Republican Whip for the 2015-16 session.
Representative Labriola serves on the Government Administration & Elections Committee, as well as the Transportation and Judiciary committees. He is a former member of the Regulation Review Committee, and former Ranking Member of the Education Committee.
Born in 1960, David Labriola is a Naugatuck native. He attended public elementary schools, the Hillside Middle School and was a 1978 Naugatuck High School graduate.
Representative Labriola graduated from Yale University in 1982, and the University Of Connecticut School Of Law in 1985. While attending law school, he worked as an investigator at the State of Connecticut Victim’s Services Commission, assisting victims of crime.
From 1986 to 1987, Representative Labriola was an associate attorney for the law office of Ralph Crozier in Oxford. From 1988 to 1990, he was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of N. Warren Hess in Naugatuck. From 1990 to 1992, Representative Labriola operated a solo law practice in Naugatuck. He served as a Naugatuck Police Commissioner from 1991 to 1993. In 1993, he and his brother, Attorney Gerald Labriola, Jr., formed the law firm of Labriola and Labriola, LLC in Naugatuck. David Labriola was appointed a Naugatuck Borough Attorney in 1995, for a two-year term.
He is a past member of the Naugatuck Exchange Club and the Attorney’s Committee of the United Way. He has been recognized for pro bono service by the Connecticut Bar Association and the Waterbury Bar Association. He formerly served on the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation. Representative Labriola is a former Naugatuck Republican Town Committee chairman, a position he held from 1988 to 1991. Representative Labriola also served as vice-chairman of the Naugatuck Republican Town Committee from 1998 to 2002.
Representative Labriola resides in Oxford with his wife, Joanna, and their children Alex and Kate. David’s son Nick is an attorney who lives with his wife Andrea and their sons Quincy and Jaiden, and their daughters Naomi and Violet, in North Carolina.