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Urania Petit, MSW
Working Families Registrar of Voters

 

 

Biography of Urania Petit

Urania Petit was born in St. Lucia, West Indies and emigrated to the United States in 1989.  She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration and from the University of Connecticut’s Graduate School of Social Work, policy sequence, from which she earned the Master of Social Work degree. 

Urania was elected Working Families Party Registrar of Voters in 2008, the first third party candidate to have this success.  She currently serves as Chairwoman of the Hartford Chapter and Co-Chairwoman of the 1st Congressional District of the Working Families Party.  In addition, she serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Social Workers-CT Chapter.  In 2007 Urania was appointed Executive Director of Community Works of Connecticut, a non-profit organization based in Hartford.

Among her many social and political associations, are membership in the National Association of Black Social Workers, the Greater Hartford Alliance of Black Social Workers, the NAACP ROVAC-The Registrar of Voters Organization of Connecticut.  Further, Ms. Petit was a candidate for Hartford Court of Common Council in 2007 and has served on the Hartford Living Wage Task Force.  Urania lives in Hartford with her daughter Nia.