Representative Currey Named Chair of the Education Committee

December 8, 2022

Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford) and House Majority Leader Jason Rojas (D-East Hartford, Manchester) today announced the appointments of Rep. Jeff Currey (D-East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor) as House Chair of the Education Committee.

“Our schools, our students, and our educators – teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff – have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. Consistently facing changing guidelines, a rapidly growing need of already strained funding and resources, and an increasing politicization of seemingly every lesson plan and activity has caused too many to leave the profession, leaving our children without integral components of their support system. As Chair of the Education Committee, I look forward to the opportunity to give our K-12 teachers and education professionals the respect and attention they deserve. Now more than ever,” said Rep. Currey.

Rep. Currey continued, “Thank you Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas for trusting in me to lead this committee. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that the students and educators of Connecticut are provided with the resources and support needed to succeed.”

“Jeff has spent the past four years keeping the legislative machine running in the House - The bills were ready to be called because of his hard work.” Speaker Ritter said. “I know his attention to detail combined with his commitment to students, educators and families will serve the state well in his new role as Education Chair.”

Majority Leader Rojas said, “I’ve known Rep. Currey for decades and he has always had a passion for education and the integral role that schools play in our communities. From his days as a student, to his time on the Board of Education, and for the past eight years, Rep. Currey has been a leader on education policy. I’ve seen firsthand the level of care and detail he puts into his work. His persistent belief in putting the ‘we before the me’ will be an asset to the Education Committee as they tackle the growing challenges of our students and teachers.”