Senator Gayle Slossberg is a passionate advocate for the people in her district and the issues that affect them most.

Slossberg familyFirst elected in 2004, Senator Slossberg is currently the Assistant President Pro Tempore. She is the Senate Chair of the Human Services Committee, Vice Chair of the Public Health Committee and Vice Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Senator Slossberg served as the Senate Chair of the Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes, a panel charged with the responsibility of streamlining state government, finding efficiencies and restructuring government to better meet the needs of our citizens.  This bipartisan panel identified nearly $450 million in savings, which required neither tax increases nor spending cuts to implement. Many of those efficiencies have been implemented or are in the process of being implemented.

Gayle served as Democratic minority leader for the Milford Board of Aldermen from 2001 until her election to the state Senate in 2004. She is a past president of the Mathewson Elementary School PTA, and has held other community service positions including: teaching at Congregation Or Shalom; participating with the Milford United Soccer Club; Babe Ruth League; Milford National Little League; Milford International Little League and Devon Rotary as a Paul Harris fellow.

Senator Slossberg received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1987 and her law degree from New York University School of Law in 1990. She practiced law with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, though she is currently retired from the practice of law.

Senator Slossberg grew up in Massachusetts, where she worked and managed a family business started by her grandfather. She lives in Milford with her husband of 26 years, David, and their three children: Jeremy, 21; Alex, 19; and Rebecca, 16.