Interim Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Labor
Danté Bartolomeo joined the Connecticut Department of Labor
in January 2019 as a deputy commissioner and was appointed
Commissioner in 2021 by Governor Ned Lamont.
Previously, she was elected to serve two terms as state
senator for the 13th senatorial district of Cheshire,
Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, and Rockfall, during which
she was the co-chair of the Higher Education and Employment
Advancement Committee and co-chair of the Children’s
Committee. Priority issues included children’s safety and
well-being, access to healthcare, and the continuation of
education from primary learning through post-secondary and
workforce training. Prior to her tenure at the General
Assembly, Bartolomeo was the deputy majority leader on the
Meriden City Council, where she served for two terms and
focused on education advocacy.