Melissa Osborne is running for election on November 3rd for Connecticut’s 8th Senate District. After a career representing large private equity firms, investment banks and corporations, she relocated to the 8th District 17 years ago to raise her family. While balancing family and work, she started her own law practice to guide and support families through difficult situations, and represented vulnerable children and parents in Juvenile Court.
As an advocate for her clients and issues she believes in, Melissa went beyond the court room to fight at the legislature for reform in the family court system, legislation to improve breast cancer screening for women, and laws to protect victims of domestic violence. She served as the Vice Chair of the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association and served on the Legislative Subcommittee of its Family Law Section.
As a small business owner, Melissa understands that economic policies and taxes that burden small businesses keep them from growing and expanding. As a breast cancer survivor she understands intimately why it’s critical to ensure that Connecticut is a state that gives everyone access to affordable health insurance. And as someone who worked her way through college at night, she understands how important affordable public higher education is in changing the trajectory of people’s lives.
Melissa has also been an active volunteer in the community, teaching the youth in her place of worship, and serving on Simsbury’s Charter Revision Commission, and Clean Energy Task Force. Melissa is currently serving as a Zoning Alternate.
Whether in court or in the community, Melissa has been a leader and a fighter for what is right her whole life. Now she’s ready to bring that fight to Hartford for all the residents of the 8th District.