State Representative Melissa Ziobron is a lifelong resident of the 34th District and has an extensive record of community service. Ziobron serves as the leading House Republican lawmaker on the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. Now in her second term serving as State Representative, she was reappointed to the Environment Committee and will hold a new role on the Committee on Children. She also serves on the Legislature’s bipartisan Sportsman Caucus.
Ziobron is committed to many different local organizations and has spent countless hours volunteering in her community. She has served with the Friends of Devil’s Hopyard State Park and the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, where she served as President. She also volunteered to lead letter-boxing hikes for the East Haddam Land Trust and taught students about her favorite outdoor pastime during an after-school class at Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School. Most recently she has been assisting the Belltown Garden Club raise funds to steward the gardens at the historic covered Comstock Bridge, facilitated a group of dedicated individuals interested in forming a Friends of Sunrise/Machimoodus State Park, and lent a hand to a group of volunteers working to help a recent Bacon Academy graduate obtain a new handicap van in Colchester. She has also been passionate about helping local Veterans, including assisting a WWII veteran obtain VA housing and presenting citation to hometown heroes returning from deployment.
Rep. Ziobron lives in East Haddam with her husband Scott, their two teenage children, Brittany and Bryan; along with their hound dogs Duke and Daisy.