Welcoming Three New Representatives

March 10, 2023
This week, we welcomed three new Representatives to the General Assembly, and they have already jumped right into their Committee work. Below, you will find their swearing-in video, information on how to follow legislation I have introduced and co-sponsored, along with additional resources:

You can click on any of the links above to jump to that section of the email. I hope that you find these resources helpful.

Welcome New Representatives
On Monday, our newest members were sworn in! Special elections were held in Stamford and Hartford to fill seats that were previously held by representatives that moved on to new opportunities. One was held in Middletown for the seat previously held by my friend and mentor Rep. Quentin Williams who we tragically lost in a motor vehicle accident when his car was struck by another driver going the wrong way.

It was a bittersweet event, but I hope you will join me in welcoming Representative Anabel Figueroa (Stamford), Representative Kai Belton (Middletown) and Representative James Sanchez (Hartford) to Connecticut House Democrats. I hope your first week on the job was a success, I am excited to get to work with you all.

International Women's Day
March is Women's History Month and this past Wednesday, March 8, was International Women's Day. A day to celebrate women who have inspired change throughout history, and recognize those who continue to fight for the fair and equitable treatment of women and girls around the world. 

I want to take a moment to celebrate and highlight the many accomplishments of all the women in the Connecticut General Assembly, both past and present. Our work and representation is vital in ensuring Connecticut is a safe, fair and equitable place for women and girls. It is truly an honor working with every one of you!

Read Across America in Woodbridge
On Thursday I participated in a special school-wide reading event and had the opportunity to read “The Little Red Fort” to Ms. Blinstrubas’s Second Grade classroom. The children were amazing listeners and so excited to read a new book together. Thank you to all the students, teachers, and staff for welcoming us so warmly into Beecher Road School!
Follow Session
Session continues to progress, so please remember, there are a number of ways you can stay up-to-date on our work.

How to Follow Session:

  • Check the Daily Bulletin - The Bulletin provides daily updates on meetings, press conferences, and other legislative events happening
  • Visit the CGA Website - The CGA Website offers an array of resources including the calendar, legislator contacts, and additional Session items
  • Watch on CT-N - Every Session will be live-streamed and recorded on CT-N, so you can tune in online if you aren't able to join us in person
  • Committee YouTube Pages - Each Committee will live-stream all of their public meetings (hearings, task-force, working groups, etc.) through their own YouTube account, which is great backup in case CT-N does not cover a specific meeting - they can be found on the CGA Website
  • Sign-Up for My Updates - You can get updates on any number of legislative and community topics directly from me by signing up for my email list, just click the image below
I also encourage you to check our the legislation that I support this session, by clicking the button below.
These are just some of the easiest ways you can stay up-to-date and follow the Session as it progresses. If for any reason you need additional assistance, please always feel free to reach out to me and my team.
Legislation I Support
Committee Work
My colleagues and I continue to be hard at work as we progress through the Committee process. This week, all three Committees I sit on have begun "JF'ing" bills. This means that we have either voted a bill out to the floor of its adjacent chamber (House or Senate), or refer it to the appropriate Committee for additional review.

I encourage you to visit each Committee's webpage to

access all resources regarding upcoming or past public hearing agendas, meeting agendas, testimony and more.
Committee on Children
Education Committee
Public Health Committee
In the News
Celebrating 250 Years of Independence
The America 250 | CT Commission is looking for your input and feedback as we approach the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

The Commission hopes that your input will help create a commemoration that is relevant, inclusive, and engaging, where Connecticut residents of all ages and backgrounds see themselves in history, appreciate its relevance, and understand how the diverse people of the past all contributed to the American story.

If you would like to share your family's personal story and history, please register to participate in the final info session on March 15 by clicking the button below.

Final Session: March 15 from 3:00PM - 4:30PM
TEAM Community Needs Survey
TEAM, Inc. is working on there annual Community Needs Assessment and wants to hear from you!

Residents of Derby, Orange and Woodbridge are asked to take this short survey, which will clarify what resources we need in the community to better provide for residents like you. If you are willing, please click or scan the QR code below to take the survey.