Rep. Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) has been appointed Assistant Majority Leader by Democratic leaders, incoming Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) and Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin).
Lesser, 29, was re-elected to his third term in November. This is the first time Rep. Lesser has been tapped to join Democratic leadership.
"I'm gratified by the appointment and look forward to working with our new leadership in the new year," Rep Lesser said.
"As Assistant Majority Leader, Matt will play a key role in moving our legislative agenda forward," said incoming Speaker of the House Sharkey. "Rep. Lesser's experience serving on a broad spectrum of committees makes him a great fit for this leadership position."