Jonathan Steinberg was first elected to serve as State Representative in the 136th Assembly District of Westport in 2010. The district includes most of Westport.
He serves as House Chair of the Legislature's Energy & Technology Committee. Jonathan also serves on the Public Health and Transportation Committees.
He is a member of the Advanced Manufacturing, Tourism, Long Island Sound, and Intellectual Disabilities Caucuses and is now Co-Chair of the Bioscience Caucus.
Years of Public Service to Westport
Jonathan was first elected to Westport's Representative Town Meeting, the town's legislative body, in 2003. During his seven-year tenure, he was elected unanimously as Deputy Moderator three times and, at various times, chaired four RTM committees: Health & Human Services, Information Technology, Library Museum & the Arts, and the ad hoc Communications Committee.
In addition to his RTM roles, Jonathan Steinberg has also been more broadly involved in town affairs. He served on a number of town groups appointed by Westport's First Selectman: the Town Plan Implementation Committee and its Downtown Plan Subcommittee (which he chaired), the Wastewater Management Committee and its Septic System Education Taskforce (which he co-chaired), as well as the Celebrate Westport Committee and the Longshore 50th Anniversary Committee.
Other Volunteer Interests
Jonathan is co-founder of the Westport Cinema Initiative, dedicated to bringing a movie theater back to Westport. He has been a supporter of the Wakeman Town Farm and is an active member of Westport's League of Women Voters. Jonathan is also a former board member of the Suzuki Music School of Westport.
A marketing executive for over 25 years, working primarily in New York City, Jonathan was employed by several Fortune 100 companies such as, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Home Products/Wyeth, and Revlon, in product marketing and new product development roles. Jonathan also worked for several healthcare organizations such as Mount Sinai Medical Center and The Jewish Home Lifecare System, where he was Senior Vice President for Marketing and Communications.
Jonathan is a product of Westport's excellent public schools; he is a graduate of Hillspoint Elementary, Coleytown Junior High and Staples High School (Class of 1974). Jonathan graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology, and N.Y.U.'s Stern School of Business with an M.B.A. in Marketing with Honors. He is also certified to teach History/Social Studies in Connecticut public schools as a graduate of the Department of Higher Education's Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) Program.
Jonathan returned to Westport in 1996 with his wife, Nancy, to raise their family in his hometown. They have three daughters, all products of Westport schools. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary and was selected to join the school's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Margot graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College and was also selected to join Phi Beta Kappa, and Charlotte attends Ithaca College.