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Elissa Wright's Biography
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Elissa T. Wright
Divorced; 2 Children: Matthew, Elizabeth
LLM, Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1988
JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1979
MA, Music Theory, Connecticut College, 1974
BA, Music Theory, Connecticut College, 1968
Member, Groton Democratic Town Committee
Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2011-2014
Representative, Connecticut State House of Representatives, 2007-2014
Councilor, Groton Town Council, 2001-2007
Member, Groton Board of Education, 1989-1991
Representative, Groton Town Meeting, 1973-1975
Member, Board of Directors, Connecticut Lyric Opera, 2003-present
Former Member, Environment Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair, Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Member, Revenue Streams and Economic Development Subcommittee, Blue Ribbon Commission on Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies (MORE)
Co-Chair, Tax Policy Subcommittee, General Assemblys Smart Growth Working Group, 2009
Member, Jabez Smith House Committee, 1994-2001
Secretary, Jabez Smith House Committee, Groton, 1994-2001
Member, Board of Directors, Thames Valley Music School, 1981-2000
Secretary, Historic Properties Advisory Committee, Groton, 1981-1994
Member, Charter Revision Commission, Groton, 1984-1985
Member, Democratic State Platform Drafting Committee, 1982
Attorney, Self-employed, 1990-present
Editor, Connecticut Law Review
Attorney, Copp, Berall & Hempstead, 1988-1989
Attorney, Moukawsher & Moukawsher, 1981-1988
Attorney, Connecticut Supreme & Appellate Courts, 1985
Visiting Assistant Professor, Connecticut College, 1982
Law Clerk, Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Ellen Ash Peters, 1979-1980
Legislative Research (part-time), Connecticut General Assembly, House Majority Office, 1975-1977
Reporter, The Hartford Courant, 1968-1969, 1974-1975
Editorial Assistant, The New Yorker, 1970-1973
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Connecticut Bar Association, 1979-present
Member, Groton Open Space Association
Member, Indian and Colonial Research Center
Charter Member, Noank Historical Society
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