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Westport Rep. Steinberg Named Leader of Public Health Committee

Jonathan Steinberg speaks to a gathering
Jonathan Steinberg speaks to a gathering Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

WESTPORT, Conn. -- State Representative Jonathan Steinberg, a Democrat from Westport, has been named Chair of the Public Health Committee in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

“I’m gratified to be appointed Chair of a committee which will deal with a number of critical issues for both the state and the nation,” Steinberg said.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said “each of our committee chairs is eager to tackle the issues that come before them. And they’re prepared to work with all members to ensure a legislative session that improves the quality of life for everyone in Connecticut.”

Steinberg’s predecessor is Rep. Matt Ritter who is now House Majority Leader. Steinberg’s background in healthcare includes both management and executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Home Products/Wyeth, Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Jewish Home Lifecare System in New York City. He also worked for MDVIP, Inc., a leader in concierge medicine.

In addition to chairing Public Health, Steinberg will continue work on the Energy & Technology and Transportation Committees. He has six years of experience on both and plans to continue seeking policies that will benefit Westport and all of Connecticut. Steinberg was also appointed to the Insurance & Real Estate Committee.

Steinberg is the son of Dr. Harold Steinberg, who co-founded Internal Medicine Associates of Westport, the largest internal medicine practice in Westport.

Before his election to the Legislature in 2010, Steinberg served as Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting. He is in his fourth term representing Westport’s 136th District.

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