April Capone is running for State Senate of the 34th District representing East Haven, Wallingford, and parts of North Haven and Durham. She was the Mayor of East Haven from 2007-2011, then from 2011-2016 she served as the Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs at the State of Connecticut’s Office of Policy and Management where she served as municipal liaison between state government and all 169 towns and cities, and in 2016 she joined the team at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) to launch the Center for Living Organ Donors where she currently works to fulfill the Center’s mission of supporting the long-term health and well-being of all YNHH living donors.
April believes that a state senator has three jobs which her professional and personal life experiences make her uniquely qualified for. They are:
Read and understand the bills that come before you and vote in the best interests of your constituents.
Be the chief lobbyist for your district, making sure that resources in the way of dollars come back to support the district.
Work with individual constituents to help them cut through red tape when interacting with state agencies.
April lives in North Haven with her husband Jarrett Rousseau, a longtime local small business owner who launched an additional business two years ago with April as a partner. Also living with them is Jarrett Jr. and his mini-poodle Gracie.