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Toni Harp's Biography


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165 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Full Name:

Toni N. Harp




Widowed; 3 Children: Djana, Jamil, Matthew

Birth Place:

San Francisco, CA

Home City:

New Haven, CT

BA, English, Roosevelt University

MS, Environmental Design, Yale University

Senator, Connecticut State Senate, 1993-present

Deputy President Pro Tempore, Connecticut State Senate, present

Assistant Majority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 1997-2004

Assistant Minority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 1995-1997

President Pro Tempore, New Haven Board of Alderman, Second Ward, 1988-1992

Former Member, Education Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Member, Commission on Affirmative Action, 1990-1992

Homeless Service Director, Hill Health Center, present

Founding Member, Connecticut's Asthma Action Plan

Member, Delta Sigma Theta, New Haven Alumnae Chapter Incorporated, present

Member, Links, Incorporated, present

Chair, Medicaid Managed Care Council

Member, The Coalition of 100 Black Women, present

Fellow, Toll Fellowship Program, 1998


Distinguished Citizen Award, Connecticut Psychiatrists Society, 2000; Clarence Mitchell Political Acton Award, 1999; Phoebe Bennett Award, Connecticut Association of Mental Health Clinics for Children, 1999; Legislator of the Year Award, Connecticut Psychological Association, 1997; Woman of the Year from Connecticut's Third Congressional District, United States Congress, 1996; Advocacy on Behalf of Patients/Legislative Service Award, Connecticut State Medical Society; Award, Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Breath of Life Award/Legislator of the Year, Public Association of Connecticut; Clarence Daniel Advocacy Award, Connecticut AIDS Residents Coalition; Dedicated Service Award, Hew Haven County Silver Shields; Family Legislator of the Year, Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies; One of New Haven Business' Twenty Noteworthy Women; Woman of the Year Award, African- American Affairs Commission; Women's Advocacy Award, Connecticut Women's Consortium.