About Rob

In November 2020, Rob Sampson was elected by the people of the 16th state Senate District to serve his second term representing Connecticut’s 16th State Senate District of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Waterbury and Wolcott.

Sampson’s ardent support for Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and business climate earned Sampson a 100% pro-business voting record according to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). He was one of only two Senators to earn this distinction.

Sampson has proven himself as a leader for several causes, challenging the Lamont administration’s budgets and policies including the introduction of tolls and forced school regionalization. Sampson promotes government and budgetary transparency and has dedicated himself to shedding light on how projects will be funded and if government funds are being used for their intended purposes.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities in 2021 named Senator Sampson a “Legislative Champion of the Year” for his leadership in promoting transparency in government and budget matters during the 2021 legislative session.

Through the 2022 legislative session, Rob will persist in representing his constituents and ideals. He has been appointed as the ranking senator on the Government Administration and Elections Committee and the Labor and Public Employees Committee. He will also return as a member on the Judiciary and Commerce Committees.

Sampson is unwavering in his defense of conservative ideals. Dedicated to creating a brighter future based on America’s founding principles, Rob’s been a registered Republican since voting for his first time at age 18 in 1988.

Sampson believes in limited government, personal responsibility and the need for absolute fiscal accountability in government.

An avid supporter of the Rights of the Individual and the Constitution, including the 2nd amendment, Rob is a member of the NRA, a gun owner, and is active in the sport. He became widely recognized throughout our state and beyond in 2013 for his unyielding defense of Constitutional principles and law-abiding gun owners. He received the Legislator of the Year award from the Connecticut Citizens Defense League in 2012, his first year as a state elected official. Rob also received the NRA Defender of Freedom award in 2014.