When Herron Gaston takes the oath to serve Connecticut’s 23rd Senate District it comes with key committee assignments, chair of Public Safety that oversees emergency services and public protection, and vice chair of Human Services that regulates the Department of Social Services.
Gaston defeated incumbent Dennis Bradley in a hard-fought Democratic primary in August on his way to general election victory. The city faith leader also serves as assistant chief administrative officer in municipal government.
Gaston will receive the oath of office Jan. 4, the start of the legislative session that runs into June.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to represent the 23rd district and look forward to overseeing the Public Safety Committee and the Human Services Committee,” said Gaston. “I want to thank Senator Looney for his trust in me to take the lead and work alongside other hard working and passionate people in our Senate.”
“I am excited for the work Senator Gaston will produce in the Senate with his leadership roles on both the Public Safety and Human Services committees,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. “His extensive background in governmental relations, criminal justice, church leadership, and social justice advocacy position him to have a very successful legislation session.”
Gaston’s constituency covers about two thirds of Bridgeport and portion of western Stratford.