About Jeff

Dr. Jeff Gordon was elected to represent the 35th State Senate District in 2022, which includes the towns of Ashford, Chaplin,Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Stafford, Thompson, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, and Woodstock.

He serves as a member of the Public Health, Public Safety and Security, and Appropriations committees. He is also a ranking member of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

As member of the Appropriations Committee, Jeff serves on the committee’s Conservation and Development, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, and Higher Education subcommittees.

Jeff is a member of the Arts/Culture/Tourism, Bioscience, Fire and Safety, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Manufacturing, Mental Health, Rural, and Sportsmen’s caucuses.

He is one of only two medical doctors in the Connecticut legislature, affectionately referred to as “Doctor-Senator” by his colleagues.

As a freshman lawmaker in 2023, Jeff championed bipartisan efforts to bring historic tax relief to residents of the 35th District, including the largest personal income tax cut in state history, an increase of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and more tax exemption of retirement income.

He supported and worked with Governor Lamont on the bipartisan spending cap, fiscal guardrails, and paying down debt and pension liabilities that keep Connecticut on a good financial path and respect taxpayer money. Jeff worked with legislative colleagues to restore and support needed public safety measures to recruit and retain law enforcement, and hold criminals accountable for their crimes against law-abiding residents.

Jeff has remained steadfast in his work on healthcare affordability and accessibility for rural communities in the 35th District, including maternal, women’s health, and reproductive health care. He also worked in a bipartisan manner to pass priority legislation to improve the timeliness of insurance pre-authorization decisions for necessary health care tests and treatments, and to stop step therapy practices that limit important medications from being used to care for children and adults.

Equally notable, he was a vocal advocate for towns to maintain local decision-making on housing and land use matters, and supported attainable housing policies where the unique needs of residents are considered. Jeff continues to support job-creating businesses that play an important part of the communities of Connecticut. Underpinning his work in the legislature is his commitment to fighting for everyone’s individual rights, parental rights, and medical freedoms.

Professionally, Jeff has more than 30 years of direct patient care experience as a physician. His specialties are care for those with cancers or blood disorders. He has served in many hospital leadership roles, including as a Medical Director of Hematology-Oncology Services, Department of Medicine Chair, member of Medical Executive Committees, Chair of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and as moderator of Tumor Boards.

Jeff has also served in various statewide professional capacities as President of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), Chair of the CSMS Council, Speaker of the CSMS House of Delegates, Founding Chair of the CTHealthLink electronic health information exchange, and a member of the Connecticut Medical Examining Board.

His professional leadership also extends nationally as a member of the American Medical Association’s Council on Legislation.

Outside of the medical field, Jeff has been involved in many community programs and organizations. He served as an elected member of Woodstock’s Planning & Zoning Commission for 16 years and was its Chair for 15 years. He is a past president of the Woodstock Education Foundation; served as Treasurer, First Vice-President, Acting President, and Board Director of the Woodstock Agricultural Society (Woodstock Fair); and he helped start the Woodstock Safety Patrol