CCM Names State Senator George Logan of Ansonia and State Representative Jason Rojas of East Hartford as State Legislators of the Year
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State Senator George Logan of Ansonia and State Representative Jason Rojas of East Hartford have been named State Legislators of the Year by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM); and Senator Logan and Representative Rojas were honored and presented with their awards at CCM’s Annual Convention on October 30 the Foxwoods Resort.
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Senator Logan represents the 17th District, which includes Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge.
"Connecticut would not be the great state it is without healthy cities and towns. CCM has been a great partner and advocate for communities throughout Connecticut,” said Senator Logan.
“Senator Logan is a dynamic leader who exemplifies the strongest commitment to community involvement and the needs of Connecticut towns and cities - both in his district and across the state ,” said Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director. “He played a major role in derailing proposed legislation in the 2018 General Assembly session that would have been detrimental to towns and cities and property taxpayers.”
The Senate Republican Majority Whip, Sen. Logan is Co-Chair of the Planning and Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Public Health and Veterans Affairs Committees. He also serves as a member of the Education Committee and the Regulation Review Committee.
Trained as an engineer but a businessman by profession, Sen. Logan has stressed the state’s need to retain and attract young skilled workers professionals and to create a business-friendly environment. Sen. Logan believes that the state budgeting process starts “with the simple concept that we stop spending more than we take in.” He believes action is immediately needed to reduce burdensome state regulations and taxes.
Sen. Logan has devoted his spare time to various community-based causes that have improved the quality of life for thousands of families. Offering his experience and volunteer time is an essential part of Sen. Logan’s life, including serving as a girls’ basketball coach at Assumption School and as a board member for Griffin Hospital, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA and Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut.
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Representative Rojas covers the 9th Assembly district, which is composed of parts of East Hartford and Manchester.
“My childhood dream was to one day be mayor so I am grateful for this award, and for CCM’s commitment to our state. I have a deep respect for our local chief elected officials and there's still much to be done, and I look forward to working alongside CCM in the coming legislative session," said Rojas.
“Representative Rojas has a deep commitment to his constituents and shows a significant understanding of the needs of the town and city governments in his district as well as across the state,” said Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director. “His work as co-chair of the Finances Committee is critical to municipal interests and he always assesses the local government impact on all legislation that comes before him.”
Representative Rojas serves as the House chair of the legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. He is also a member of the Planning and Development Committee.
Outside of the legislature, Jason is chief of staff to the president and director of community relations at Trinity College. He also serves on the board of directors of Billings Forge Community Works and Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford.
Jason is a former member of the East Hartford Town Council and Board of Education as well as the New England Association of Schools & Colleges Commission on Public Secondary Schools.
Jason's policy interests include government finance and tax policy, inter-municipal cooperation and education. Jason puts a particular emphasis on constituent service and encourages constituents to contact him with concerns, questions and ideas about how to move our district, communities and state forward.