Gregg Haddad was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 2010 and represents the 54th Assembly District. He has stood strong on the issue of college affordability and currently serves as Assistant Deputy Speaker and is a former chair and current member of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.
Also a member of the Appropriations Committee, Gregg has opposed cuts to state funding for towns while supporting a balanced budget. In addition, he is a member of the Government Administration and Elections Committee.
Before being elected to the General Assembly, Gregg served on the Mansfield Town Council for 11 years as the Deputy Mayor. Gregg used his position to provide leadership on many issues important to Eastern Connecticut residents. He supported good schools, passed balanced budgets for 11 years and was a champion for open space preservation and responsible development. Before serving on the Council, Gregg served on Mansfield's Planning and Zoning and Inland Wetland Agency.
An active member of our community, Gregg currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACCESS Community Action Agency in Willimantic, as a corporator of Windham Community Hospital, and as a member of the Legislative Advisory Committee of the New England Board of Higher Education. Previously, Gregg was a member of the Mansfield Downtown Partnership Board of Directors where he worked to help create a vibrant, well-planned town center for Mansfield. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Mansfield Discovery Depot, a non-profit community-oriented daycare that serves area families. Gregg was also Chairman of the Mansfield Democratic Party for 6 years.
Prior to becoming a legislator, Gregg worked at the state legislature for the Senate Democrats for 14 years, first as Legislative Aide to former State Senator Mary Ann Handley, and also as Assistant Chief of Staff for former State Senator and President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. Gregg also worked with the CT Citizen Action Group (CCAG) a statewide non-profit citizen organization. While at CCAG, he worked on issues important to citizens including environmental protection, consumer rights and health care reforms.
Gregg earned his degree in physics from the University of Connecticut in 1989. While at UConn, Gregg met his wife, Donna Becotte. They reside in the Storrs section of Mansfield with their daughter Natalie.