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Rob Sampson is currently serving his third term as State Representative for Connecticut’s 80th District which includes the entire town of Wolcott and the western and northern portion of Southington, including all or some of Marion, Milldale, and Plantsville.  He sits on the Judiciary, Commerce, and Insurance and Real Estate Committees.  In his very first term, Rob was promoted to Republican Ranking Member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee for the 2012 session of the General Assembly, the first and only of the 17 freshman state representatives trusted with such responsibility.

Since then, Sampson has proven himself as a leader for several causes, challenging the Malloy administration’s budgets and policies including the early release of violent felons, the forced unionization of child care providers and personal care attendants, and the New Britain to Hartford Busway.  He is known as CT’s leading opponent of Obamacare and the leading voice in state government for protecting our second amendment freedoms.  He has recently gained remarkable recognition for his expertise in debating Constitutional principles.

Rob Sampson graduated Meriden’s Maloney High School with honors, later attending Central Connecticut State University, majoring in Marketing.

Professional Career: At age 16, Rob Sampson started work at his first job as a stock boy in a local dept. store.  As a young man, he worked as an auto mechanic, a handyman, store clerk, parts counterperson, and even as a roadie for a deejay company.  Starting as an entry level insurance agent, he worked his way up and ultimately became successful in the independent insurance agency business, including managing several small but profitable offices.  In 2002, Sampson made the decision to dedicate his efforts principally to real estate.   He has been a top producer throughout his real estate career and currently works out of the Southington location of Realty 3 of Connecticut as both a Realtor and Regional Recruiter.  He has also remained active in insurance, now as an advisor & counselor with 20 years experience.

Rob Sampson was born and raised in Meriden, moving to Wolcott in May of 2003 citing its quality school system, sense of community and lower taxes as rationale.  He spends his leisure time reading, hiking, motorcycling, and target shooting.  Sampson is a member of Wolcott’s Masonic Lodge No. 146 and continues to serve as an officer of the lodge.

Political Views Summary:
Sampson is unwavering in his defense of conservative ideals.  Dedicated to creating a brighter future based on America’s founding principles, Rob’s been a registered Republican since voting for his first time at age 18 in 1988.

Sampson believes in limited government, personal responsibility and the need for absolute fiscal accountability in government.

An avid supporter of the Rights of the Individual and the Constitution, including the 2nd amendment, Rob is a member of the NRA, a gun owner, and is active in the sport.  He became widely recognized throughout our state and beyond in 2013 for his unyielding defense of Constitutional principles and law abiding gun owners.  He received the Legislator of the Year award in 2012 from the Connecticut Citizens Defense League and received the NRA Defender of Freedom award in 2014.

An avid reader and a student of American History,  Rob collects items related to the George Washington, the American Revolution and the Civil War.