State Representative Joe Polletta proudly serves the 68th General Assembly District representing Watertown, Oakville and Woodbury. A lifelong resident of Oakville, and a local small business owner, Rep. Polletta was elected to his first term in 2017 following a special election that saw him secure more than 70 percent of the vote. He was reelected to serve a third term in November, 2020.
Rep. Polletta will serve as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Housing Committee, and will continue to serve on the Insurance and Real Estate, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees. He previously served as the Ranking Member of the legislature’s Labor Committee and as a member of the Banking Committee.
During his first full session, Rep. Polletta earned a perfect one-hundred-percent voting record for the 2018 regular and veto legislative sessions.
Rep. Polletta has also been a strong advocate for re-purposing the former Sealy Mattress factory property in Oakville, and testified in favor of HB 5183 – An Act Requiring a Study of the Planning, Development and Financing of Municipal Entertainment Districts – which would facilitate the possible creation of entertainment, or “renaissance districts,” in downtown areas where multiple arts and cultural sites are present, including Watertown.
Representative Polletta attended local schools, earned a political science degree from Fairfield University and currently serves as a member of the Watertown Town Council where he is focused on issues such as economic development, blight and the maintenance of town facilities.
He has worked as a local baseball coach and is active with both Crimestoppers and the Cercemaggiore Community Club.