About Henri

Deputy Senate Republican Leader Henri Martin is serving his third term representing Connecticut’s 31st Senatorial District which includes Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth and Thomaston.

Senator Martin serves as the Ranking Member in both the Commerce and Transportation Committees. He is also a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

A goal of Senator Martin’s has been the creation and adoption of definitions for the state spending cap, as well as structural changes to the state budget that will provide predictability and confidence for municipalities, businesses, and the people of Connecticut. The most recent budget agreement implemented this spending cap, in addition to a bonding cap and a volatility cap. He believes these actions will improve the state’s economic climate and spur job growth. In the upcoming sessions, Senator Martin will work to ensure the preservation of these important structural changes, pass legislation to promote fiscal stability and economic growth, increase access to workforce training for advance manufacturing, and tie education opportunities to the needs of the business community.

In Bristol city government, Senator Martin served as Chairman of the Salary Committee, Chairman of the Building Committee and Chairman of the Bristol Public Work Committee. He has been Liaison to the Bristol Board of Education, Bristol Downtown Development Committee, and

Bristol/Burlington Health District. He has also been a member of Bristol’s 10-Year Capital Improvement Committee and Public Works Board.

Senator Martin is the owner of two small businesses in his district. A two-term Bristol city councilman, he was appointed as Acting Mayor in 2013.

Senator Martin graduated from St. Anselm College and attended classes at the University of Hartford. He lives in Bristol with his wife of 35 years, Roxanne. He has four grown children.