Monroe State Representative JP Sredzinski, who also represents a portion of Newtown, has resigned effective immediately. The 4-term lawmaker called it the right decision for his family, for many reasons, saying the pandemic has showed him that personal relationships are the most important thing.
Connecticut is a part-time legislature, requiring most people to have a full-time career as well, and it became a balance of family, career and elected office that needed a readjustment. He was promoted in September as Stratford superintendent of public safety dispatch and is now full-time director of 911 operations.
In reflecting on his 17 years in politics, Sredzinski said much has changed in the political landscape of the state and nation. He hopes everyone can come together, despite differences, and work toward making communities a better place. The outgoing 112th District Representative touted maintaining a reasonable level of educational funding and bringing home over $1 million in state grants.