Rep. Ernie Hewett
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Connecticut Legislative Delegation led by Rep. Ernest Hewett visiting the Republic of China.



Rep. Hewett co-sponsored a bill which added an honorary designation to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to a portion of Colman Street in New London.


Rep. Ernest Hewett at the Opening Day at the State House of Representatives.


Rep. Ernest Hewett ringing the Emancipation Proclamation Bell on the anniversary.

Rep. Ernest Hewett briefing Governor Dannel P. Malloy on the damage of Hurricane Sandy on the City of New London, Connecticut. Photo courtesy of The Day

Rep. Hewett attending Governor Dannel P. Malloy press conference on education reform; also in the picture: Sen. Andrea Stillman, President Pro Temp. Donald E. Williams, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives Christopher Donovan.

Rep. Ernest Hewett at the Rainbow Coalition panel discussing the effects of the economy on the panelists' respective states.

State Representative Ernest Hewett and the Connecticut Chapter of the NAACP hosted a press conference today to announce new findings pertaining the ongoing investigation of African American firefighter recruit Alfred Mayo, who was terminated two days before he would become a full-time firefighter in New London.

Rep. Ernest Hewett honoring Ms. Gertrude Mero (wife of the late Wilfred X. “Spike” Johnson, the first African-American to be elected to the Connecticut General Assembly).

State Rep. Ernest Hewett meets with students from Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk as they head back to their bus after visiting with inmates at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution in Montville Friday.
Photos: Courtesy of Sean D. Elliot of The Day


Rep. Ernest Hewett with the New London Youth Police Academy graduates at their graduation ceremony.
Photos: Courtesy of Tim Martin of The Day



Rep. Ernest Hewett of New London was honored with the Connecticut Police Chief's Association Legislative Award in grateful recognition of his efforts to enhance Law Enforcement in the State of Connecticut. The ceremony was held on Thursday, December 15 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. When accepting this award, Rep. Hewett mentioned the bill that he championed: the DNA upon arrest legislation which requires DNA samples to be collected from convicted felons after a subsequent arrest. Rep. Hewett emphasized that because of that bill, we will be able to put more people behind bars who committed serious crimes and who would have otherwise been free, and we will be able to exonerate those who are wrongfully convicted. Rep. Hewett dedicated the passage of this measure to Jayann Sepich whose daughter Katie Sepich was raped, murdered and her body set on fire in New Mexico. Her killer was arrested through the DNA collection. Ms. Sepich came to Connecticut to testify in favor of Rep. Hewett's bill.

Rep. Hewett also thanked the entire police community for their great work in keeping us safe; Rep. Hewett also recognized other lawmakers who were helpful in having this important piece of legislation enacted.


Governor Dannel P. Malloy signing HB 6489, An Act Requiring DNA Testing of Persons Arrested for the Commission of a Serious Felony.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Rep. Ernest Hewett shaking hands following the Governor's bill signing of HB 6489, An Act Requiring DNA Testing of Persons Arrested for the Commission of a Serious Felony.

Rep. Hewett shakes the hand of Sylvestor Traylor after co-sponsoring a bill on his behalf, HB 6487, An Act Concerning Certificates of Merit. (Photo: Courtesy of CT News Junkie).

Rep. Ernest Hewett speaking in support of HB 6489, An Act Requiring DNA Testing of Persons Arrested for the Commission of a Serious Felony at the press conference held at the Capitol.

New London High School Men's Basketball Team (New London High School Whalers); 2011 Division L State Champions in the House Chamber.

Rep. Ernest Hewett with Alyssa Manso, the SE Connecticut Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.

Rep. Ernest Hewett bringing out HB 6489 to the House floor, An Act Requiring DNA Testing of Persons Arrested for the Commission of a Serious Felony.

Remembering September 11th at Fire Station in New London CT.

March 24 – Rear from left to right Rep. Diana Urban (D-North Stonington, Stonington), Rep. Don Clemons (D-Bridgeport), Rep. Kelvin Roldán (D-Hartford), Rep. Ernest Hewett (D-New London) celebrate the expansion of the Child FIRST program which provides early childhood care and support for families across Connecticut.

New London Police Officer Raheem Carter. One of the bravest young men I ever met.

Brave Soldier of New London.

Rep. Hewett meets with Mitchell College students who came to tour the Legislative Office Building.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in New London. Photo by Sean D. Elliot of The Day

Rep. Ernest Hewett congratulating Officer Wayne Neff and Officer Robert L. Kanaitis for receiving the Life Saving Award in New London.

Rep. Ernest Hewett congratulating Craig Parker, Head Coach of the New London High School Boys Basketball Team, for winning the Division II State Championship.

Rep. Ernest Hewett with Dr. Machelle R. Dunlap. She was awarded “African American Female of the Year 2005” by the African American Affairs Commission.

Ribbon cutting for $20 million Waterfront Park.

Michael M. Ciaburri, President & Chief Operating Officer, Carmelo L. Foti, President & Chief Operating Officer of the Bank of Southeastern Connecticut, Beth Sabilia, Mayor, City of New London, Kenneth Reels, Vice Chairman, MPTN, Kevin J. Cavanagh, City Councilor, City of New London, Joseph V. Ciaburri, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ernest Hewett, State Representative, 39th District. ©2005-2006 The Resident

Rep. Ernest Hewett handing out citations to the New London Boys Basketball Team for winning the Division II State Championship.

Rep. Ernest Hewett with the New London High School Girls Basketball Team.