Aundré Bumgardner is serving his second non-consecutive term as the State Representative of the 41st House District, proudly representing the people of Groton and Stonington in the General Assembly. Rep. Bumgardner works as a Customer Experience Specialist for Balfour Beatty Communities, the privatized military housing partner at the U.S. Naval Submarine base in Groton.
Rep. Bumgardner plans to use his political experience to help small businesses, tackle climate change, and cut taxes for working families. He is serving on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Planning & Development, Environment Committees. He also serves as Assistant Majority Leader and as the secretary of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus.
Rep. Bumgardner has been involved in politics from a young age. He was only 20 years old when he was first elected to the house in 2014, making him the youngest state representative in state history. He later served as Outreach Coordinator at the Office of the State Treasurer.
Since 2018, he has served on the Groton Town Council and chaired the Personnel & Appointments Committee. He previously chaired the council’s Public Safety Committee, and served on the Rules Committee as well as the Long-term Recovery Committee established during the pandemic. He also served as a director for the Southeastern Area Transit District and previously served on the Groton City Planning & Zoning Commission.
Rep. Bumgardner is a lifelong resident of Groton and is married to his wife, Kayla.