Elizabeth Esty

Born:August 25, 1959 (age 59)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Connecticut House of Representatives, 2009-2011
Cheshire (Connecticut) Town Council, 2005-2008
Education:A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Yale University

Elizabeth Esty assumed office as the U.S. representative for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District in January 2013.

Esty was born on August 25, 1959, in Oak Park, Illinois. She earned an A.B. from Harvard University in 1981 and J.D. from Yale University in 1985. After clerking for U.S. District Judge Robert Keeton of Massachusetts, Esty joined the firm of Sidley Austin in Washington, DC, and served as a member of the Supreme Court bar. She later went on to work in health care and Medicare policy as a senior research scholar at Yale and to teach as an adjunct professor at American University.

Prior to her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Esty served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011, representing the 103rd Assembly District, and served two terms on the Cheshire (Connecticut) Town Council, from 2005 to 2008.

For more information on Esty's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on https://www.congress.gov.


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