Jay Aronson, Lobbyist

Jay Aronson began his political career in February 1988 as the Assistant Clerk of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. After three months, Mr. Aronson was promoted to a research position with the House Republican Caucus. He became the Senior Researcher for the Caucus in December 1990 and remained there until December 1995.

In December 1995, Mr. Aronson joined the Government Affairs Division of the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina, Richter & Pinney, LLC, where he remained until December 1998. While with Murtha, Cullina, Mr. Aronson represented a variety of interests ranging from energy and insurance to information technology and hospice issues.

In January 1999, Mr. Aronson joined the Connecticut Hospital Association as its Assistant Vice President of Government Relations. During his tenure with the Association, Mr. Aronson represented all 31 hospitals in Connecticut and was instrumental in the passage of the largest tax break ever received by Connecticut hospitals.

Mr. Aronson joined Connsensus Government Consulting in January 2002 and has enjoyed several major lobbying successes. He has been CYSA's lobbyist since 2002. Mr. Aronson’s community affairs include serving as a member of several boards and commissions including The Board of Managers for YMCA/Camp Jewell where he currently serves as its Vice Chair. He has also managed several successful State House, Senate and local campaigns.