Matt Despard is a Connecticut native and an Enfield Town Councilor. As a mental health counselor, Matt believes in the innate goodness of people and their ability to come together to achieve great things. Matt values honesty, integrity, hard-work, and prioritizes people over politics. He is excited by the opportunity to bring his strong independent voice for East Windsor and Enfield to the State House. Matt and his wife attend Enfield Congregational Church and are active volunteers in the community.

What People Say

Matt has tremendous energy and a keen ability to work collectively with other leaders to make sound policy decisions for the town. I know that Matt will work hard for the people of his District.

Former State Representative Karen Jarmoc

Despard will fight for the people of our district and will make Enfield and East Windsor a better place to live. He brings common sense, empathy, and a desire to work together to the table, which are all sorely needed.

Former State Representative David Kiner

Despard is a tireless advocate for his community. He will work hard for the people of his district. He will listen to you and fight for you, regardless of your politics or background.

Former Town Councilor Liz Davis, Enfield

Let’s build something together.

Paid for by Despard for the 59th, David Kiner, Treasurer. Approved by Matt Despard.