I am honored to serve you in the Connecticut General Assembly and be your voice in Hartford. As Chair of the Speaker's Task Force on Domestic Violence, I am working on strengthening Connecticut's response to challenges faced by victims of domestic violence that have been exacerbated by the recession. Last year the Task Force was responsible for introducing and leading passage of reforms that led to the most sweeping changes to the state's domestic violence statutes in almost 25 years.
In addition to leading the Task Force on Domestic Violence, I serve as an Assistant Majority Leader and vice chair of the Appropriations Committee. I also serve on the Internship, Judiciary, and Planning & Development committees. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have concerns involving these committees, current legislation, or any other matter.
Thank you again for your interest. The bedrock of a strong democracy is an active citizenry, and I truly appreciate your taking the time to be informed and make your voice heard.
February 11, 2014
REP. MAE FLEXER SHOWS SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION BILL
Rep. Flexer testified at a public hearing in front of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee support of H.B. 5029, a new bill that will address awareness and prevention of sexual assault on college campuses in Connecticut. READ MORE
February 11, 2014
LAWMAKER WANTS TO IMPOSE FINANCIAL PENALTIES ON SCHOOLS THAT FAIL TO COMPLY
Flexer asked that the legislature’s Higher Education Committee consider imposing financial penalties on schools if they do not comply with requirements under the bill or cooperate with law enforcement investigations into sexual assaults on campuses. READ THE CT NEWS JUNKIE ARTICLE
February 9, 2014
BILL SEEKS TO REVERSE STATE POLICE DISPATCH CONSOLIDATION
Flexer said she’s hopeful that newly appointed Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection commissioner Dora Schriro will use her administrative powers to restore full-serve dispatch services at individual barracks. READ THE NORWICH BULLETIN ARTICLE
January 20, 2014
STERLING COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENTS PRAISE HEROES
State representatives Mae Flexer (D-44) and Steven Mikutel (D-45) presented official citations from the Connecticut General Assembly congratulating them on their essays on American Heroes. "I think it's important for kids to see the possibilities in front of them," Flexer said. "To see someone who is a role model and to learn how that person got to be successful and use that to figure out a way to chart their own path to similar success is really important." READ THE REMINDER NEWS ARTICLE
January 2, 2014
COUNCILS OF GOVERNMENTS CONSOLIDATE AS 2014 BEGINS
Rep. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, who is a vice-chairman of the M.O.R.E. Commission, which oversaw the regional boundary changes, said impetus for the restructuring came from the northeastern council’s model. READ THE NORWICH BULLETIN ARTICLE
December 2, 2013
SHOPPING SMALL IS BIG FOR DANIELSON COMMUNITY
State Rep. Mae Flexer spent some of her Christmas dollars at Heart and Home in Danielson, where a clerk gift-wrapped her purchases. "Small businesses are the backbone of our community," Flexer said. "We're supporting our neighbors and we're keeping the local economy thriving." READ THE REMINDER NEWS ARTICLE