About Melissa Hoy Ziobron
A Jacobson Christmas
Melissa with Governor Jodi Rell
Melissa with Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough
Melissa spent her whole life living in this district. As a result of her parent’s divorce, she has lived both with her mother Margaret Jacobson and step-dad Vinny Jacobson in East Hampton and her father living in Moodus. She knows this district and has loved it for over 40 years. After graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in 1989 and while attending Central Connecticut State University-she met her husband Scott. They have been married now for over 18 years. Her daughter Brittany, 17 and son Bryan, 13 both attend the East Haddam school system and Melissa served on the East Haddam Board of Education (BOE) for almost 7 years.
During that time she advocated for a new 4-8 Middle School, which back then had very little official support. She worked tirelessly to bring forth that school configuration to the public-even forming a Political Action Committee (PAC) called Save our Schools. If not for that group of Mom’s and students, the school would not have been successful at referendum in 2004. Also during her time on the BOE she assisted long time school volunteer Ben Merriweather, which she recalls as one of her proudest moments. She also served on the Finance Sub-Committee, Policy and Open Space Committees. For a more detailed overview of her civic resume, scroll below.
She was most recently the first Economic Development Coordinator for the town of East Haddam. In this role she brought forth many new businesses, helped initiate the formation of the local business association, secured thousands of dollars in business loans and was seen constantly advocating for all of the businesses in East Haddam.
She has also been an avid volunteer in her community from her time with Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, to creating letterboxing hikes at the Nathan Hale-Ray 4-8 Middle School, which was completed in 2008. Most recently she has been seen stepping up to help Bevin Bells in East Hampton during their time of need, by volunteering to sell their “Survivor Bells” in front of area storefronts.
Melissa has always stepped up when it counted the most.
Melissa is not afraid to tackle serious issues. Our unique towns deserve a leader willing to stand up for us and in a crowd of 151 other State Representatives at the Capitol she has the passion, tenaciousness and resourcefulness to accomplish great things on behalf of her constituents.
2012 - Hadlyme Public Hall*
2012 - Grassroots East *
2010 - East Haddam Land Trust*
2010 - Friends of Gillette Castle*
2009 - East Haddam Young Republicans, Mentor*
2008 - Midstate Regional Planning Agency
2008 - Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Commission
2007 - Middle School Conversion Committee, Treasurer*
2007 - Elderly Tax Relief Committee, Secretary
2006 - Coordinator East Haddam, Jodi Rell Campaign
2006 - Chairman Save Our School PAC
2005 - Candidate for First Selectman in East Haddam
2003 - 2006 Open Space Committee
2003 - 2006 Nathan Hale Ray 4-8 School Building Committee
2002 - Assistant Republican Registrar of Voters
2001 - Middle School Principal Search Committee
2000 - East Haddam Republican Town Committee*
2000 - 2006 Board of Education serving on Finance and Transportation Sub-committees
2000 - 2004 Board of Education serving on Policy Sub-Committee
1999 - East Haddam Civic Association
1990-1993 - Attended Middlesex Community College and Central CT State University - English Major, Zoology Minor
1986-1989 - Graduated from Nathan Hale-Ray High School
1976 -1986 - attended East Hampton School System
* Present Position