About Maria Horn.

The State Representative-elect for Connecticut's Northwest Corner

Maria Horn's Family

My story

I live in Salisbury with my husband, three children, and our dog. We’ve sunk deep roots here. I understand the challenges and advantages of living and working in our beautiful region and I want to be part of our future.

I believe that I can put my experience to work for the people of the Northwest Corner. I have extensive experience in management and finance in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, expertise I can apply to helping solve the state’s budget crisis while protecting what is essential for us in the Northwest Corner: an ability to support our residents and attract new families with services that help them thrive and grow. My experience as a former federal prosecutor, a chair of nonprofit boards, and a mother has reinforced in me a faith in idealism, collaboration, and action. I know it is individuals and communities who make a difference, and solutions are found in partnerships and compromise. Together we are stronger.

I chaired the Board of Trustees of the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville until June 1 of this year. I had been a trustee since 2009. For the past eight years I've also served on the Board of Directors for Women's Support Services, the domestic violence prevention agency in Sharon. I was chairman of that Board for three years and currently chair its Governance Committee. I am also a member of the Board of Finance in Salisbury.

The bulk of my professional career was in New York City, where I worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Criminal Division. Before that, I was a lawyer in private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton and a law clerk for a federal judge. Prior to my legal career, I spent four years working in corporate finance at JP Morgan & Co. I earned my JD from the University of Chicago (1993), and my BA from Princeton University (1986).