Representative Lesser breaks bread with Middletown residents

March 2, 2012 by  

Democratic State Representative Matt Lesser recognizes the importance of meeting with the people he represents and has launched what he’s calling “Mornings with Matt” to accomplish just that. The series of town meetings will allow constituents from Middletown, Middlefield and Durham to express their concerns and ask questions in an informal environment.

The state legislature will tackle several hotly debate topics in the coming session and Lesser wants to know what people are thinking about the issues that will directly impact their lives.

“Mornings with Matt” will be held Thursday March 8th at the Rise and Shine Cafe, 749 Saybrook Road in Middletown and Friday March 9th at Middletown City Hall in Room 11. City hall is located at 245 deKoven Drive. People who are unable to attend the informal meetings can email Representative Lesser at He can also be reached by phone at 1.800.842.8267 to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

The 28-year-old Lesser announced in January that he is seriously considering throwing his hat into the ring for the Senatorial District 13 seat in the upcoming election. Lesser said he was asked by Meriden party leaders to enter the Senate race. Lesser may use poster printing to promote his Senatorial campaign should he decide to run.

Lesser believes he’s proven his capabilities since winning the House election in 2008 and believes he’d also succeed as a Senator. People in the 13th District are interested in job creation, lower property taxes, higher quality schools and rebuilding the middle class, Lesser said.