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Joseph Mann Wikipedia
Joseph Mann is a former two term member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk, Connecticut's 140th assembly district. He served in the Connecticut House from 2003 to 2007. He also served nine years on the Norwalk Common Council, including as its president. He currently serves on the board of Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now.
Mann is the eldest of five children of Leslie and Harriet Mann. He was born in North Carolina, and moved to Norwalk in 1958 at the age of three. He attended Norwalk public schools, graduating from Brien McMahon High School in 1973. He attended Bethune-Cookman College, where he majored in business administration and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. In 1996, he graduated from the Hartford Seminary.
Mann was elected to the Connecticut House in a three way race against Republican Richard McQuaid and petition candidate Donnie Sellers, who was a Democrat who had once held the seat. He was elected to the Connecticut House in November 2002, and took office on January 8, 2003.
He served on the Human Services Committee, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Select Committee on Housing.Member, Norwalk Democratic Town & City Committee,
Member, Second Taxing District Charter Revision Committee
Member, Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition
Commissioner & Vice Chair of the Second Taxing District Electric Commission
President & CEO, Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, Inc.
Member, YMCA of Norwalk Board of Trustees
Member, Norwalk Hospital Board of Trustees
Chair, Norwalk Community Health Center Board of Trustees
Member, Norwalk Maritime Aquarium Board of Trustees
Justice of the Peace
Member, New Light Missionary Baptist Church
Treasurer, Norwalk Branch NAACP
Keeper of Finance, Alpha Nu Chapter, Omega Psi Phi fraternity
Distinguished Service and Superior Service Award from the Alpha Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity
Omega Man of the Year for 2010
Man of the Year Recognition from the G. W. Carver Youth Development Program
Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center
Recognition for Outstanding Legislative Leadership from the Connecticut Community Providers Association
Thurgood Marshal Community Service Award from Quinnipiac University's Black Law School Student's Association
Community Service Award from the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI)
Reverend J. P. Ball Award for Leadership from the Norwalk Branch of the NAACP
Named one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut by the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches in 2009 and 2011.