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Robyn Porter

Laurie Sweet

Legislative Council At Large


I have a PhD in ancient Greek and Roman art, and I began my career teaching undergraduates in upstate NY. After moving to Connecticut ten years ago, I ran my own business, working with expectant families across the state for seven years. I served on the board of my children’s New Haven preschool in a variety of positions, including president, for four years. For two years, I housed and set up services for asylum seekers.  I continue this work through court accompaniment and assisting immigrants in school enrollment and applying for work permits. I was part of a coalition that shut down the largest detainment camp for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas by lobbying.

I have been involved in local politics since 2019, canvassing for Cory O’Brien, Harry Gagliardi, and Lauren Garrett. I then decided to run for an at-large seat on town council with Rhonda Caldwell. I spent months speaking to voters about my run, as well as distributing literature on behalf of Democrats running at-large, in my district, and for the Board of Education. Last year, I volunteered for Justin Farmer’s state senate run, in addition to serving as his treasurer.