Joe Markley is a former Republican member of the Connecticut State Senate, representing District 16 from 2011 to 2019. He previously served one term in the state Senate from 1985 to 1987.
Markley (Republican) was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. Markley lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on August 14, 2018. In addition to running as a Republican Party candidate, Markley cross-filed to also run with the Independent Party in 2018.
Markley earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.A. in English from Columbia University. His professional experience includes working as a high school and college English teacher and executive director of state and national trade associations.