Nick Balletto was unanimously elected as the Connecticut Democratic Party Chair in 2015 after serving as State Party Vice Chair for four years under Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo. He was re-elected in January of 2017. Prior to being elected Vice Chair in 2011, Balletto was an active member of the Democratic State Central Committee and his Democratic Town Committee.
Over the last 30 years, Nick has run campaigns, including fundraising and field operations at the national, state and local levels. He served as Chair of the New Haven Democratic Town Committee from 1996 to 2002 and as an alderman on the New Haven Board of Aldermen from 1988 to 1989. He has never lost his commitment to New Haven politics over the years, as he was an important part of the effort that organized the city to achieve significant majorities that helped elect and re-elect Governor Malloy in 2010 and 2014. As Vice Chair, Nick represented Connecticut nationally on the Executive Committee of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC), and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and twice as Presidential Elector for Connecticut.
In addition to his political involvement, Nick is also an experienced tax accountant. In 1994, he opened his own tax, accounting and consulting firm – Balletto, Shariff & Associates. He has also served as a Connecticut State Marshal in New Haven County since 1996.