In September of 1994, Andy Fleischmann won a six-way primary - the most competitive primary in Connecticut that year - to become the Democratic candidate for the 18th District Assembly seat; he went on to win election to the House of Representatives that November. He has won reelection six times since then, and is now serving his eighth term in the House.
Rep. Fleischmann serves as Chairman of the Education Committee, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Elementary and Secondary Education, and is a member of the Joint Committee on Government Administration & Elections.
An alumnus of Hall High School in West Hartford, Fleischmann received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, graduating from its Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a master’s degree in history from Stanford University, where he focused on issues in modern U.S. public policy. When the House is not in session, Rep. Fleischmann serves as Chief Operating Officer of SpeedReading People, a communications training firm. He, his wife and daughter reside in West Hartford.