State Representative Dave Yaccarino on Friday announced that he will seek another two-year term serving the 87th Assembly District in the legislature, where he has been a leading voice in the effort to make our state a safer, more affordable place for residents and businesses. Rep. Yaccarino’s district encompasses all of North Haven, representing its entire population of 24,500 residents.
“I’m honored for the confidence and support of North Haven residents whom I proudly represent. As their voice in Hartford, I have gained valuable insight to the daily challenges that our neighbors and their families face, and they trust me to turn this concern into action,” Yaccarino said.
“Connecticut is in an affordability crisis, with middle- and working-class residents struggling to make difficult financial decisions for their family. Neighborhoods are less safe, with a disturbing trend of auto theft, property crime, and dangerous street takeovers. Electric vehicle mandates attempt to disturb our way of life and threatening our infrastructure. Simply, we have had enough.”
During his time as a legislator, Yaccarino has continually fought to make Connecticut more affordable, often proposing legislation aimed at reducing costs and rightsizing state finances. Last spring, he was a key supporter of an historic state income tax focused on Connecticut’s working and middle class residents as well as an expansion of relief from state taxes on retirement income. Yaccarino, a local business owner, said there’s more work to do on behalf of North Haven residents.
In North Haven, Yaccarino, a veteran of the United States Navy Reserve, is a local business owner and operator of DJ’s Cards and Comics, serving the community for almost 30 years. Additionally, he has served as a dedicated volunteer for local youth baseball and softball programs and with Saint Francis of Cabrini Church. He is a Member of the Mens Club and has also worked as a youth group mentor.
Yaccarino is also especially proud of last year’s passage of a Firefighters’ Cancer Benefits bill, which he has supported throughout his tenure as State Representative. Always focused on community outreach and civic engagement, Yaccarino led a charge of local area fire service professionals to conduct a years-long legislative battle to benefit firefighters and their families. He is also a principal architect of key transportation safety bills, such as a 2023 public act concerning wrong-way driving in Connecticut. This legislation will aim to mediate an increase in often fatal accidents as a result of wrong-way driving.
Rep. Yaccarino serves as a House Republican Senior Whip, Ranking Member of the Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee, Co-chair of the Bipartisan Bioscience Caucus, and member of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Labor, and General Law Committees.
He was first elected in 2012 and will seek his seventh term as State Representative in the 87th District.