Sen. Kissel named a “Chief Deputy Leader”

January 2, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Kissel named a “Chief Deputy Leader”

Will continue to serve as Ranking Leader on Judiciary Committee

“My focus continues to be on making our state safer and more affordable.”

Senator John A. Kissel (R-7th District) has been named a Chief Deputy Republican Leader of the Connecticut State Senate in the upcoming 2023-2024 legislative sessions and will continue to serve as Ranking Senator on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee. The 2023 legislative session begins on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

“It is such an honor and a privilege to represent the people of north-central Connecticut,” Sen. Kissel said. “My focus continues to be on making our state safer and more affordable. People are extremely concerned about the rising cost of living and we must do all we can to deliver significant broad-based tax relief. People want their government to live within its means, and I will continue pushing to eliminate wasteful spending.”

In January, Sen. Kissel will begin his 16th term representing Connecticut’s 7th Senatorial District, which includes Granby, East Granby, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor Locks and Windsor.

He will serve as Chair of the Regulation Review Committee and as a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and the General Law Committee.

“North-central Connecticut is such a special place filled with caring, giving, hard-working people,” Sen. Kissel said. “I am excited to go to Hartford to continue to fight for them, to be their voice at the State Capitol, and to help pass policies which improve everyone’s quality of life.”

Sen. Kissel has been an opponent of tax hikes and has successfully fought against tolls. He also pushed for an enforceable state government spending cap, which was part of the state budget passed in 2017.

An attorney who lives in Enfield, Sen. Kissel earned bachelor’s degrees in education and history from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Western New England University School of Law. On the web: