“No one cares what Jonathan Pelto thinks. He posts some comment on Facebook. Who cares? The fact that he’s reduced to making comments on his Facebook page” proves his status in the Democratic Party.” (2010 quote from a well-known CT political operative).
Jonathan Pelto has been actively involved in Connecticut public policy, advocacy and electoral politics for 35 years.
In 1984 he was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives as a senior at the University of Connecticut and, over five terms, rose to the level of Deputy Majority Leader and the Chair of the Screening Committee.
Since leaving the Legislature in 1993, he’s worked as a communications strategist developing and implementing sophisticated public relations, media relations and advocacy programs aimed at educating, persuading and mobilizing targeted audiences. His clients have included many of Connecticut’s most significant non-profit organizations, corporations, associations and unions, as well as Native American Tribes.
Over the years he’s also managed or worked on numerous political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels including campaigns Chris Dodd, Gary Hart, Connecticut gubernatorial and congressional campaigns and many state legislative races