Biography

Jeff Currey, a lifelong resident of East Hartford, was re-elected to a second term in 2016 to serve the 11th Assembly District made up of parts of East Hartford, Manchester and South Windsor. For the 2017-2019 term, Jeff has been named Deputy Majority Leader and appointed to positions on the Appropriations, Education, and Judiciary Committees. He is also the co-chair of the country’s first legislatively-created 2-Generational Workforce and School Readiness/Success Interagency Workgroup. Through his work with the 2-Gen pilot program, the State of CT is working to change the state’s cycle of poverty to one of prosperity. During his first term, Jeff was also appointed to the M.O.R.E. Commission’s Special Education Funding Workgroup, collaborating with educators and administrators on a more palatable financing solution.

Jeff graduated from the East Hartford Public School System and received his B.A. in Theater from Wagner College in New York City. After graduating from college, he found his way back to the life of public service that was embedded in him from the time he was very young. Giving back to the community was a part of everyday life and is a family tradition he looks forward to continuing.

Jeff is the Manager of Special Projects for the Admissions Department at Goodwin College in East Hartford. He is currently working with the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Employment & Training division providing free courses to residents receiving SNAP benefits. Prior to joining the team at Goodwin, Jeff worked for the CT Department of Labor overseeing the Jobs First Employment Services Program for those on cash assistance throughout the state.

Jeff also served as the Chairman of the East Hartford Board of Education, where he was first elected in 2009. In addition to the Board of Education, he also served on the board of the EH Community Resource Center as well as CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) where he held the position of Area Director. Jeff is currently a member of the East Hartford Adult Education Advisory Committee, a Board Member at Y.E.D.S. (Young. Educated. Determined to Succeed), a non-profit providing youth with activities to elevate their minds and explore creative thinking skills, and most recently was elected to serve on the Governing Board at the Little Theatre of Manchester.

In his free time, besides long walks on the beach, he enjoys trying to keep up with his six nieces and nephews as well as taking in the many sites and trails that our beautiful state has to offer.