January 7, 2011
REP. FLEXER SWORN INTO OFFICE FOR 2nd TERM
Will Chair Key Committee
State Representative Mae Flexer was sworn into office Wednesday morning during the opening day ceremony of the 2011 legislative session at the State Capitol in Hartford.
Flexer, a Democrat, began her second term representing the 44th Assembly District, which includes Killingly, Plainfield and Sterling. She was given the oath of office by outgoing Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz while surrounded by friends and family.
House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden) named Flexer chair of the legislature’s Internship Committee last week. The Killingly lawmaker will also serve on the legislature’s Human Services, Judiciary, and Planning & Development Committees.
The Internship Committee oversees the Connecticut General Assembly’s internship program which pairs Connecticut students with state lawmakers for a legislative session, allowing students to become acquainted with both the formal and informal aspects of the legislative process.
“I am honored to be the only second term legislator named chair of a committee by Speaker Donovan,” said Flexer. “In today’s climate when too many young people are cynical about government or politics, this program is a great way for them to see democracy in action and that government can work.”
Flexer, who interned at the state capitol during her college years, noted that her experience led her to pursue a career in public service.
“I saw firsthand how our state government could have a really positive impact on people’s lives,” said Flexer. “My experience as an intern inspired me to go into public service. I know how important this program can be in shaping the lives of young people.”
The Danielson lawmaker will also serve on the legislature’s Human Services, Judiciary, and Planning & Development Committees.
The entire membership of the state legislature serves two-year terms. This year’s legislative session ends on June 8.