Each year in the last week of December I share a “Year in Review.” I actually look forward to writing it because it gives me the opportunity to actually slow down and reflect which is something that, like most people, I don’t do nearly enough.

2020 was, to put it…


The murder of George Floyd has ignited an important movement to address systemic racism and inequalities that exist in our country. As COVID-19 proved, health care remains one of the inequitable parts of our society. …


Serving as the State Representative for Guilford and Branford is the honor of my life and, as always, I wanted to share a few highlights of what I was up to this year in my annual Year in Review. Thanks for reading!

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Serving as the State Representative for Guilford and Branford is the honor of my life and, as always, I wanted to share a few highlights of what I was up to this year in my annual Year in Review. Thanks for reading!

Writing and passing Connecticut’s first drug price transparency law


2018 was a busy session for me and the legislature. As chairman of the Insurance and Real Estate committee, I spent most of my time this term on health care issues. Here’s a quick recap of what I was up to during the legislative session that ended last week:

Another Bipartisan Budget

Last…


My June “Coffee and Conversation” office hours in Guilford

As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some highlights from a very busy first year of my second term. It continues to be the greatest honor of my life to serve you as your State Representative — thank you for all your…


It’s been a busy few months on the Insurance & Real Estate Committee and on March 15th we wrapped up our work for the 2017 legislative session. Here’s a look at some of the important bills our committee passed this year:

Protecting Women’s Health

Under the Affordable Care Act and since 2012, nearly…


House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz kicks off the press conference

This morning I joined House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and colleagues from across the state at a press conference at Goodwin College in East Hartford to unveil the 2016 House Democrats campaign platform entitled “Investing in Connecticut’s Future.”

There are a lot of great ideas within the plan that I…


On Tuesday, I was proud to host a community conversation in Guilford on the growing opioid and heroin crisis in Connecticut. Many people asked me if I was surprised by the incredible turnout (we had well over 100 people despite the bad weather) and the sad reality is no, I…


Dear Friend,

Earlier today I filed the necessary paperwork to run for a second term as your State Representative.

It has been the honor of my life to serve the people of Guilford and Branford in Hartford for the last twelve months. Whether it’s been leading the fight against our prescription drug abuse epidemic or working across party lines on legislation important to this district, I’m proud of the work I’ve been able to do for our community in my first year in office and I look forward to working hard between now and November to earn the chance to serve the citizens of the 98th District for another term.

Here’s a look back at my first year in office:

Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

Sean Scanlon

State Representative for the 98th District (Guilford & Branford)

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