Biography

Tammy Exum is representing the 19th Assembly District (West Hartford, Avon, Farmington) after being elected during a special election in April of 2019.  She serves in a leadership capacity as a Deputy Majority Leader, and is a member of the Education Committee, Commerce Committee and Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee.  She has also been appointed by legislative leadership to serve on the non-partisan Redistricting Committee and during the 2022 legislative session helped champion and author the transformative HB 5001 An Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health. 

As a strong advocate of the disabilities community during the 2021 session she successfully introduced legislation to provide workforce and career opportunities, for those with disabilities, and created the disability workforce pipeline.  She prides herself on listening and being responsive to the concerns of ALL people from our communities.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Tammy started her career as an elementary school teacher. Tammy moved to West Hartford with her family in 1999 after earning her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and being recruited by the Otis Elevator company.

Tammy is the former vice chair of the West Hartford Board of Education. She is a founding member, former president and executive board member of the West Hartford Special Education PTA. Tammy is the former coordinator and facilitator of the Parent Leadership Training Institute. She has also been active on many boards and organizations.

Tammy, along with her husband Earl, is the proud parent of three sons -- Evan, Kyle, and Jonathan.