Joe Gresko Takes Oath Of Office

February 3, 2016

Joe Gresko of Stratford, who won a special election to succeed state Rep. Terry Backer, his longtime friend and mentor who died of cancer in December, was sworn into office Feb. 3, the first day of the 2016 legislative session.

Rep. Gresko, who worked as Backer’s press aide for five years, will serve the remainder of Backer’s two-year term. He has been appointed to three major committees in the General Assembly: Environment, Judiciary and Energy and Technology.

“This is a challenging time for our state, and I am excited about being chosen to serve on these important committees,” Gresko said. “I have big shoes to fill but hopefully with the assistance of everyone here I will be able to get the job done and live up to Terry’s great legacy. Representing the people of Stratford is a true honor, and I look forward serving them.”

Constituents who want to contact their new representative may call his Capitol office at (860) 240-8585 or (800) 842-8267.