Senator James Maroney – Representing CT’s 14th District

Meet State Senator James Maroney

James Jen and JayState Senator James Maroney has represented Connecticut’s 14th Senatorial District since 2019. The district encompasses Milford, Orange, and parts of West Haven and Woodbridge. He is Chairman of the General Laws and Veteran’s Affairs Committees. He is the Vice Chairman on Aging and sits on the committees of Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Government Administration & Elections, Higher Education & Employment Advancement, and Human Services.

Senator Maroney’s Political History

This is not the first time Senator Maroney has held elective office. He was a State Representative for the 19th District from 2012-2014, where he served on the Higher Education Committee.  Due to his distinguished service on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, he was asked to serve on the Planning Commission for Higher Education and help develop a strategic plan for higher education in Connecticut. Before representing constituents in Hartford, Senator Maroney served on the Milford Board of Education.

Senator Maroney is an Active Member of the Community

Prior to politics, Sen. Maroney was active in several civic and community groups in Milford. He is a past president and founding member of the Milford Education Foundation.  He is a member and past president of the Devon Rotary, where he is the co-chair of the scholarship committee.

Senator Maroney is a Successful Businessperson

Senator Maroney founded First Choice College Placement in January of 1999. The mission of his business is to make young people’s higher education dreams come to fruition. Students at First Choice are encouraged to make community service a priority.  In addition, the business donates to scholarships and makes practice SAT and ACT tests available to the community for free. First Choice is a member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Milford Business Association.

Prior to a successful career in public service, State Senator Maroney attended Yale (class of ’96), where he was a three-time varsity letter winner in both track and field and cross-country. In his senior year, he was elected captain of the track and field team and was awarded the Yale Men’s Cross-Country Award for Performance and Dedication. He graduated from Jonathan Law High School of Milford in 1992.


Senator Maroney lives in Milford with his wife Jennifer and his son Jay.