Gale Mastrofrancesco is a Republican and was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in November 2018 to represent the 80th House Assembly District of Wolcott and a part of Southington. She serves on the Appropriations, Government Administration and Elections and Human Services committees. She is also a member of the CT General Assembly Conservative Caucus. Gale is an advocate for fiscal responsibility, limited government, personal liberty and defending the constitutional principles this country was built upon. Gale is committed to the people of Wolcott and Southington and considers it her responsibility to make sure the 80th District has their voices heard in Hartford through her votes on the floor of the State House and has received a 100% voting record. She also received a perfect score from CBIA (Connecticut Business and Industry Assoc) voting against every anti-business policy that came before her in the House of Representatives.
Gale is the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Lanza and was raised in Waterbury, Connecticut along with her 5 brothers and sisters. Gale’s parents raised their family with traditional, values; instilling in their children the importance of working hard, living with integrity and to do everything with unwavering determination. She maintains that those values have served her well over the years, saying “Without values, we have no purpose. Values give our lives meaning.”
She has been married to her husband Angelo Mastrofrancesco for 37 years and in 1996 they moved to Wolcott to raise their two children. She has been employed by ATT Advertising as a sales manager and for Benchmark Senior Living at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden as Director of Community Relations. Aside from her role as State Representative Gale is owner and editor of the Wolcott Community News, a local community newspaper that she publishes once a month.
Gale formed her ideas of civic responsibility early on watching her mother, Marie, who served on the Waterbury Board of Education for sixteen years. She credits her mother with being the reason she decided to seek office, saying that her mother’s long history and dedication to public service was her inspiration.
In 2009 Gale was elected to the Wolcott Town Council and served for 10 years until being elected to the State House of Representative in 2018. During her tenure on the Wolcott Town Council she held the role of Vice-Chairwoman for 8 years, chaired the towns negotiations committee and also served on the finance committee. Her experience with the Town Council has given her the insights and experience to tackle the hard issues with determination.
Gale has a deep understanding of the budget process and issues facing our communities. Saying “I have experienced first- hand how the mismanagement and overspending of the current Democratic controlled legislature has impacted our towns. The tax and spend policies have crippled our state and unless there is a dramatic change in course, this will continue to hurt everyone in our community: senior citizens, children’s education, businesses, jobs, and our property taxes. We must use common sense spending in government, just as we do with our own family budgets.”
Gale’s work has always focused on what matters most … the people and does not let partisan politics influence her decisions. As State Representative her priorities have been those of the 80th district – reduce the tax burden on citizens and business, control state spending, reduce the size of government and ensure Southington and Wolcott receive their fair share of funding.