In his first term representing Connecticut’s 2nd House District, State Representative-Elect Raghib Allie-Brennan is bringing fresh, new ideas and perspectives to Hartford to support small businesses and fix the budget crisis, advocate for public education and invest in Connecticut’s green energy future.

Allie-Brennan was raised in Bethel and has a deep understanding of the district’s needs. His prior role as a Congressional advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives allowed him to develop an in-depth understanding of energy and environmental issues, emergency response/disaster relief, and civil rights.

He has worked across the aisle to gain bipartisan support for legislation, particularly as a lead staffer in efforts to obtain funding for the Low Income Home energy assistance Program (LIHEAP). Allie-Brennan has also testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding environmental justice issues.

Locally, Allie-Brennan headed an effort to ban fracking waste in Bethel and garnered bipartisan support for this important effort.

Currently, Allie-Brennan serves as vice chair of Bethel’s Democratic Town Committee and as Vice President of the HERO Project, which raises awareness and resources to combat the opioid epidemic in the Danbury area. Allie-Brennan is a former board member of the Connecticut League of Conservation voters and Triangle Community Center.

Allie-Brennan graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2013 with a B.A. in International Relations and a double minor in history and communications.

Allie-Brennan will bring new voices, perspectives and ideas to Hartford using bold, energetic and thoughtful leadership to serve the people of the 2nd District.