> ABOUT STATE REP. JOE ZULLO
"Since being elected as East Haven's State Representative, I have fought to reign in wasteful spending and opposed new taxes that have made it harder for families and small businesses to get ahead. At the same time, I've fought to improve transparency in our State government and to protect towns' local control over zoning, housing, and other important matters. If re-elected, I will continue to be a strong, passionate voice for all of East Haven's residents in our State legislature."
- State Rep. Joe Zullo
Joseph Zullo ("Joe") is the incumbent State Representative for the 99th Assembly District in Connecticut (comprising most of East Haven). He was elected to the seat in a special election in March of 2019.
In addition to serving as the 99th district State Representative, Joe is a partner with his father Alfred Zullo in the private general law practice of "Zullo, Zullo, and Jacks" in East Haven and concentrates in real estate law, bankrupty, and personal injury litigation. Joe served as the Town Attorney for the Town of East Haven from November, 2011 until November, 2019. In 2022, Joe joined the faculty of Quinnipiac University as an adjunct professor teaching business law. Joe was born and raised in East Haven, and currently resides on Lisa Lane in District One (1) with his wife Danelle Feeley and their toy poodle "Ace."
Joe is a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul School (1999) in East Haven and Notre Dame in West Haven (2003). Joe graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007 from Providence College, in Rhode Island, with a B.S. in Political Science. He went on to study law at Quinnipiac University in the school's night division and graduated with honors in 2011 as the recipient of the CATIC Foundation Award for his mastery of the areas of property law and real estate law. He was successful in his first sitting for the bar exam in July of 2011 and was sworn into the Connecticut Bar in November of that year. In November of 2011, at 26 years old, he was appointed as the youngest Town Attorney in East Haven's history and served in that capacity from 2011 to 2019.
Joe is a present member of the Board of Directors of the East Haven Chamber of Commerce. He is also a volunteer with the East Haven Fall Festival Committee, the East Haven Community Classic 5K Road Race Committee, and the Momauguin and Joseph Melillo Middle Schools PTA/PTO Committees. He is also a past and present judge for the East Haven High School Senior "Capstone" Program. Over the past five years, Joe has also served as a guest lecturer on the topics of local civics and the "Freedom of Information Act" for both the East Haven Historical Society and the East Haven Memorial Library, Inc.
In Hartford, State Rep. Zullo is a strong advocate for East Haven and a fiscal watchdog for the State. He has worked tirelessly to cut wasteful spending, reduce taxes, prevent tolls, protect local zoning, and to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.
In 2020, Rep. Zullo was elevated to "ranking member" of the State's "Planning and Development" committee, where he has been a strong voice for preserving and protecting local control of zoning and housing.
At home in East Haven, State Rep. Zullo is a trusted friend to all of the Town's residents, especially the Town's students. When in district, he devotes significant time to volunteer and charitable work at all levels of the Town's school system.
"I was born and raised in East Haven, I care very much about our community and I consider it the greatest honor to serve the people of East Haven. If re-elected, I will continue fighting to keep our community and our State safe, affordable places to live, work, and raise a family."
- State Rep. Joe Zullo