Raghib will be only the third openly LGBTQ person elected to Connecticut's legislature
Raghib Allie-Brennan is a rising star in Connecticut’s Democratic Party. As a former Congressional adviser in the U.S. House of Representatives, Raghib served as a leading resource and subject matter expert in areas such as the Environment, Natural Disaster Response, Energy, Foreign Policy and LGBT Rights. While working in Congress Raghib served as the Social Events Director for the LGBT Congressional Staff Association.
In 2016, Raghib heeded the call to return home to Bethel, Connecticut and run for public office. He ran as the Democratic candidate for State Representative in Connecticut’s 2nd District, losing by a small margin in a Republican stronghold during the wave of 2016.
Raghib was not discouraged by his electoral loss and has, in fact, redoubled his efforts and commitment to his community, finding new ways to use in talents in support of important causes. As part of that effort, Raghib was elected vice chair of Bethel’s Democratic Party where he helped flip the town’s board of finance seats into Democratic control in 2017.
He is an active board member of Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, a non-profit that provides services and resources to the LGBT community in Fairfield County. In 2017, Raghib helped organize his hometown’s first ever LGBTQ pride parade.
Raghib graduated with a degree in International Studies from Marymount Manhattan College.