Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Issues Statement in Opposition to Early Voting Bill that Will Place ‘Significant’ Costs on Towns

Posted on May 8, 2023


HARTFORD—State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, R-Wolcott, the ranking member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, issued a statement Friday in strong opposition to the passage in the House of H.B. 5004, an Act Implementing Early Voting.

The bill calls for 14 days of early voting before general elections, seven days for primaries, and four days for special elections. The Democrat-backed bill makes no guarantee that funding for the Early Voting will be included in future budgets. Ballots


Posted on April 18, 2023



(HARTFORD, CT) – State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-Wolcott) and Sen. Rob Sampson (R-Wolcott), issued the following statement in connection with the installation of a machine that dispenses menstrual products inside a boys’ bathroom within the Wolcott School District.

The installation of the machines was mandated by state law as part of Public Act 22-118, which went into effect last year. The more than 700-page document is also known as the budget implementer.


The Attempt to Erase Women

Posted on March 30, 2023


Recently, I submitted letters to several area publications in response to legislation that was proposed by Democrat lawmakers that deleted references to women and mothers from bill language.

I’d like to share that letter with you. This isn’t an issue that’s limited to this bill, it is part of a concerted effort to delete women from our laws, and I will continue to stand against this legislation, and bills like it.

Letter to the Editor:

Many women have, and continue to be, pioneers for Connecticut

Bad Bills of Connecticut’s Wild Wild Left

Posted on March 20, 2023


From the desk of Rep. Mastrofrancesco:

“At the Capitol, there are days when I just have to shake my head. Hundreds of bills are introduced during the legislative session and when I read some of them, it’s hard to believe that someone actually dreamt them up. And if you think these types of laws can only pass in California, I have news for you, it’s happening in Hartford right now.

These aren’t just ideas; they are bills that have actually been introduced by members of the Democrat majority and are

Rep. Mastrofrancesco Welcomes Southington Students to Capitol

Posted on January 30, 2023


HARTFORD – Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, R-80th, welcomed students from the Southington STELLAR program to the Capitol on Monday as they toured the Capitol to learn about the legislative process.

The STELLAR program is a community-based transitional program for students with developmental disabilities. Rep. Francis Cooley, Rep. Donna Veach and Sen. Rob Sampson also joined to speak with the students about their experiences as lawmakers.

Rep. Mastrofrancesco can be reached by email at

Rep. Mastrofrancesco to Attend Town Hall Meeting in Southington

Posted on January 24, 2023


SOUTHINGTON – State Sen. Rob Sampson (R-16); and State Reps. Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80), Francis Cooley (R-22) and Donna Veach (R-30), are inviting the public to join them in Southington on Feb. 6 for a town hall meeting to discuss the 2023 Legislative Session. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to ask questions and provide their thoughts to the lawmakers.

WHO: Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, Sen. Sampson and House Republican lawmakers

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting

WHERE: John Weichsel Municipal

Rep. Mastrofrancesco is Sworn In as 2023 Legislative Session Begins

Posted on January 5, 2023


HARTFORD – Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, R-Wolcott, was sworn in to represent the 80th House District on Wednesday during a ceremony that was attended by her family members.

In addition to serving as Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee, she will also serve on the committees for Children and Human Services.

“The Capitol had been closed for almost two years and Republicans had repeatedly called for it to be reopened to all citizens. Today, the Capitol

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

My Vote During the Special Legislative Session

Posted on December 12, 2022


HARTFORD –  Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco offered the following comments after the conclusion of the recent legislative session on Nov. 28.

“At a time when people are struggling with record inflation and energy costs, the majority of legislators in the House and Senate have taken away a tax break that was helping many drivers in our state.

Months ago, the 25-cent per gallon tax on gasoline was suspended at a time when prices were sky high and people needed the break. During a special legislative session

House Republicans Express Serious Concerns About Rushed Implementation of Online Absentee Ballot Application Process

Posted on October 12, 2022



HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco, ranking member of the Governmental Administration and Elections Committee, on Wednesday released the following statement regarding the Secretary of the State’s implementation of an online application process for absentee ballots with just a month before Election Day:

“To call the Secretary of the State’s last-minute installation of an online application process for absentee ballots ill-timed