The Third District encompasses twenty-five Connecticut cities and towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Derby, Durham, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, and Woodbridge. It is home to more than 700,000 people, and is full of quintessential New England towns and vibrant city streets. It contains critical industries, natural treasures, world class educational institutions, the first hamburger ever made and the best pizza in the world.
The long, rich story of the 3rd Congressional District is a critical piece of our nation’s history. We have long been a center for the country’s defense industries–from Samuel Colt’s revolver to Sikorsky Aircraft and Pratt and Whitney jet engines. Today, we are also leaders in the technological industry, boasting some of the fastest growing tech companies in the nation in East Haven, West Haven and New Haven’s Science Park and hosting such household names as Bristol-Meyers Squib in Wallingford, Thule in Seymour, Pez in Orange and Schick in Milford. The district is also home to world class medical facilities providing first rate medical care, training, and cutting edge research.
Extraordinary theater companies like the Long Wharf Theater and the Shubert Performing Arts Center in New Haven feature internationally recognized performers and draw spectators from far afield. Visitors to the area and District residents alike enjoy State Parks with abundant wildlife and extensive hiking and walking trails, a National Wildlife Refuge, award-winning greenways and miles of publicly accessible shoreline.
Festivals and concerts abound across the twenty-five towns of the third district. From the annual agricultural fair in Durham to the Greek Festival in Orange to the celebrations of traditional Italian and Irish holidays in New Haven, these events are a testament to our diverse histories and the hard work that helps us to thrive.
Rosa is proud to be a lifelong resident of New Haven, and she is honored to represent all of her fellow Third District residents in the United States Congress.