William A. Petit, Jr.
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William A. Petit, Jr.

Republican

State Representative, District 22

Connecticut

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Capitol
300 Capitol Avenue Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT. 06106
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William A. Petit, Jr.

State Representative, District 22
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William A. Petit Jr. is an American physician and politician currently representing Plainville and New Britain in the Connecticut House of Representatives. A Republican, Petit was the sole survivor of the Cheshire home invasion, in which he lost his wife and two daughters. A physician before the home invasion, Petit devoted himself to philanthropy in the years after. After remarrying and having a son, William A. Petit III, he eventually went into politics, defeating incumbent Betty Boukas for a seat in the State House in 2016.

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Experience

Education

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Yale University of Medicine
MD Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes
1985 - 1988
University of Rochester
MD Internal Medicine
1982 - 1985
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
MD Medicine
1978 - 1982
Dartmouth College
BA Biochemistry
1974 - 1978

Past Positions

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Representative
Connecticut State House of Representatives
2017 - Current
Advisor
Quick Limited Liability Company
2013 - 2019
Medical Director
Joslin Diabetes Center/Private Practice, The Hospital of Central Connecticut
1997 - 2007
Corporator
Hospital of Central Connecticut
1997 - Current
Partner
Associates in Primary Care, Endocrinology, and Metabolism Professional Corporation
1989 - 1997
Fellow
Yale University School of Medicine
1985 - 1989
Resident
University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry
1982 - 1985

Other Experience

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Board Member
CCARC, Incorporated
2020 - Current
Board Member
Plainville Community Foundation Incorporated
2020 - Current
Corporator
MidState Medical Center
2012 - 2020
Medical Advisor
Stone Health Innovations Limited Liability Company
2016 - 2019
Member
Quinnipiac University Frank Netter School of Medicine Health Affairs Board of Fellows
2016 - 2019
Trustee
Elizabeth Berner Norton Trust Fund
2018 - Current
Member
Board of Visitors, Quinnipiac University Frank Netter School of Medicine
2013 - 2016
Member
Intimate Partner Violence-Health Professional Outreach Project Committee, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2015 - 2016
Volunteer
Catalyst Endowment Fund Committee
2015 - Current
Chair
Council, Connecticut State Medical Society
2006 - 2015
Member
Board Quality Assurance Committee, Hartford Healthcare Central Region, the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Mid-State Medical Center
2012 - 2015
Committee Member
Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence
2013 - Current
Honorary Chairman
Interval House Gala
2012 - 2013
Honorary Chairman
Prudence Crandall Center Incorporated 40th Anniversary Celebration
2013
Executive Member
Women in Science Steering Committee, Connecticut Science Center
2012 - Current
Board Member
Plainville Sports Hall of Fame
2008 - Current
Director of Public Health
Town of Plainville
1994 - 2008
Chair
Hayley's Hope and Michaela's Miracle Memorial Fund at the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2007 - Current
President
Board of Directors, Petit Family Foundation
2007 - Current
President
Hartford County Medical Association
2006 - 2007
Board Member
American Diabetes Association Connecticut Affiliate
1989 - 2004
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Member
Judicial and Corrections Subcommittee, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Human Services, Connecticut State House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives