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Sean Scanlon was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly on November 4, 2014 and is currently serving his first term.
The son of a police officer and small business owner, Sean learned the values of public service and hard work at a young age. After graduating from Guilford Public Schools and Boston College, he worked as a Victim Advocate in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office where he helped crime victims understand the criminal justice process and assisted them in the aftermath of traumatic experiences like assault, robbery, and domestic violence.
In 2009 Sean joined the staff of then-Congressman Chris Murphy and worked as a community liaison before serving as Field Director on the Congressman's successful re-election campaign in 2010 and his campaign for U.S. Senate in 2012. He is currently the Director of Community Affairs in Senator Murphy's Hartford office.
In the community, Sean has been involved in local education efforts. He worked as part of the teams behind the successful efforts to build a new high school and adopt full day kindergarten in Guilford.
He serves on the Public Health, Transportation, and Environment committees and lives in Guilford.