Anne Hughes is a second-term State Representative for the 135th District serving Easton, Weston, and Redding. She is the Aging Committee Vice Chair and a member of the Labor and Public Employees and Human Services committees.
As a first-term lawmaker, Anne played a pivotal role in passing the Paid Family Leave Act and the on-time, balanced State Budget Act. Most of the bills she sponsors are in response to her constituents’ concerns. She is accessible to constituents, publishes her personal cell number on all official communications and has been working diligently with constituents and state agencies to resolve COVID-related issues.
Designated as an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and as a leader in the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, the Animal Rights Caucus, and Co-Chair of the House Democratic Progressive Caucus for the second term, Anne continues to champion systemic, equitable, effective policy change to afford all of Connecticut communities access to quality public education, economic justice through fair taxation and access to healthcare regardless of zip code, economic status, gender, race or sexual identity. A highly effective legislator, Anne led efforts to pass the Take Back Our Grid Act to force more accountability from power companies and secured funds to support the Weston Library, expansion of the Aspetuck Land Trust and launch of hemp growing pilot programs for farmers in her district and beyond. Anne continues to champion public civic engagement of all ages, and to raise public expectations for accountability and transparency on all levels of government.
During the pandemic, Anne has led a district task force to make and deliver PPE to frontline workers, hospitals, and teachers.
Anne lives in Easton with her husband Tim and works as a Licensed Master Social Worker for Jewish Senior Services’ Institute on Aging and as Coordinator for the Center for Elder Abuse Prevention. She graduated Cum Laude from College of New Rochelle and earned her Master of Social Work at University of New England.