State Rep. Dave Yaccarino proudly represents the 87th General Assembly District, which encompasses North Haven. He was re-elected to serve a fourth term in November 2016. Yaccarino serves as the leading House Republican lawmaker on the legislature’s Commerce Committee. Serving his fourth term as State Representative, he was appointed Assistant Republican Leader and will serve on the legislature’s committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Screening as well as Executive and Legislative Nominations.
A life-long North Haven resident, Yaccarino has owned DJ’s Cards and Comics located at 1 Lincoln Street, North Haven, CT for 25 years.
Yaccarino is an active member of the community where he served as a 16-year volunteer for the Boy Scouts and Co-Founder of Boy Scout Troop 811. He also coached Max Sinoway Baseball and North Haven Girls Softball. Yaccarino volunteered for Saint Francis Cabrini Church and is a Member of the Mens Club. He worked as a Youth group mentor and also lent a helping hand to adults with special needs, emergency shelters and soup kitchens.
Yaccarino is a member of the North Haven Republican Town Committee, Co-Chair of Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame and a former member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has an Associate Degree in Liberal Sciences from Gateway Community College where he is inducted into the Hall of Fame and taught a U.S. History course.
Yaccarino has three adult children: David, Joseph and Carolyn.