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

Remembering Sept. 11

Posted on September 11, 2022


Today, we pause and reflect on the travesty that occurred 21 years ago. So many wonderful lives were lost that day to a cowardly act that we will NEVER forget. I know many of us can still remember exactly where we were that day and what we were doing.

Though we were attacked and were shaken, as a community we refused to break or give in to fear. We joined together to mourn, but then we rebuilt. We fought back against the people who wished to harm us.

We endured.

This great country of ours has always

Tax Free Week Kicks Off on Aug. 21

Posted on August 18, 2022


HARTFORD – Starting Sunday Aug. 21, and continuing through Aug. 27 the state’s 6.35% sales tax on clothing and footwear will be dropped for purchases that are less than $100. Jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, watches and similar items are not included.

With inflation, high gas prices and so many taxes heaped on us by the state, we could all use a break just in time for the beginning of the school year.

More information and a complete list of items that are exempt can be found here:

Public Hearing on Insurance Rate Increases Set

Posted on August 12, 2022


As you may have heard, insurance companies have proposed increasing rates in Connecticut in 2023 for individual and small group markets by an average of more than 20%. The increases could impact 200,000 people statewide. Some of these increases are due to government mandates placed on these insurers through legislation passed by the Democrat majority, which continue to make it harder and more expensive to do business in Connecticut.

I don’t want to see such high increases, especially given the already

State Rep. Gale Mastrofrancesco Receives Perfect Voting Score

Posted on August 10, 2022


HARTFORD- State Representative Gale Mastrofrancesco (R-80) earned a 100% voting record for all roll call votes taken on the floor of the House of Representatives during the 2022 legislative session.

The House Clerk’s Office recently released data showing that Rep. Mastrofrancesco had cast a total of 265 votes, giving her a perfect record.

“As was the case when I was first elected, I remain committed to making every vote in the House of Representatives and standing for my principles, even if a vote