Meet Jonathan Steinberg
I love Westport, as much for its values as for its notable amenities. We’re a community of commitment and compassion, to our families, our careers and to others.
I grew up in Westport (Staples ’74) and chose to come back to give my family the opportunities that I had. My three daughters: Rachel, Margot and Charlotte are all graduates of Westport schools. My wife Nancy and I are big fans of the Library, the Levitt, the Playhouse, Longshore and Compo Beach.
I’ve also worked to make Westport even better. As co-founder of the Westport Cinema Initiative, now evolved into the Remarkable Theater, we’re trying to get a movie theater back in downtown Westport, because we know it builds community – bringing people of all ages and background together through a common passion for movies.
During my seven years on the RTM, three as Deputy Moderator, as well as the last eight years in the state legislature, I’ve striven to help Westporters achieve the quality of life which drew most of us here in the first place. To do well by Westporters, I also have to address the needs and problems of the state as well.
When I have hard decisions to make, I draw on my experience in Westport and often consult with many of the extremely bright people in town. Whether it’s social justice, the environment, education or the budget, my Westport values guide me.
I’m proud to represent this town. I’m eager to continue doing so, for the benefit of my neighbors and the people of the entire state.