House GOP Leader Candelora Re-Appoints Rep. Mastrofrancesco to Government Administration and Elections Leadership Post

Posted on December 12, 2022


HARTFORD—House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora has re-appointed state Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, R-Wolcott, as the leading House Republican on the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee.

In her returning role as Ranking Member of the committee, Mastrofrancesco will lead election and administrative policy initiatives on behalf of House Republicans and will be a key part of discussions on the framework of the state’s early voting for elections, a measure which voters approved in November.

In the General Assembly, each legislative committee has four leadership posts. Senate and House Democrats, the majority party, each appoint a Co-Chairman to oversee committee activity while House and Senate Republicans have one Ranking Member each.

“Our team of Ranking Members blends individuals who have served in that capacity in the past with those who are stepping up to take on these crucial leadership roles,” Candelora said. “I’m confident they will be meaningful contributors in our ongoing effort to enact sound public policy focused on affordability and enhancing the quality of life our state offers.”

The Government Administration and Elections has cognizance on all matters related to state and federal relations, interstate compacts, constitutional amendments, and all matters relating to elections and election laws, among other important roles.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco, who has also served on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding and Human Services committees, has been a staunch defender of the integrity of the state’s voting system. She is a leading voice in the House, fighting for people’s personal freedoms and against wasteful government spending. She was elected to her third term in office in November 2022.

“I’m again honored by the trust that Rep. Candelora has placed in me with this re-appointment to a key legislative panel that is critical to maintaining the integrity of our elections,” said Mastrofrancesco. “We begin the new legislative session in January and I’m looking forward to getting to work.”

Rep. Mastrofrancesco is available to answer any questions or concerns pertaining to state government. She can be reached by email at or by phone at (800) 842-1423. You can also follow her legislative activity by visiting her website at or her Facebook page at