Simsbury's Deputy First Selectman, John Hampton (D), will step into his newly elected role as state representative for the 16th District this week.
Representative-elect Hampton will be joined by 150 other elected representatives on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to be sworn into office representing Simsbury in the Connecticut General Assembly.
“I am honored, thrilled and very excited," Hampton said. "I am so grateful to the residents of Simsbury for providing me this extraordinary opportunity to represent them in the state legislature. I am ready to go to work to improve education, strengthen our economy, and bring jobs to Connecticut."
Hampton will succeed Rep. Linda Schofield who is retiring after serving as Simsbury's representative for three terms. Schofield endorsed Hampton in June.
Hampton has served as a Simsbury selectman since first elected in 2003 and as Deputy First Selectman since 2007.
Representative-Elect Hampton has been appointed to the Aging Committee, Education Committee and Public Safety Committee.