The following was compiled from a press release from State Sen. Toni Boucher’s office.
In her six years as State Senator, Toni Boucher has compiled a 100-percent voting and attendance record. “As is documented in the official report of the legislature each year, she has literally not missed a day of legislative session or a single vote since being elected to the State Senate in 2008,” Sen. minority leader John McKinney, said.
Boucher is current chief deputy minority leader in the senate and ranking member of the General Assembly’s Transportation, Education and Higher Education Committees. She is also a member of the Finance Committee. Her district includes Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
McKinney added, “Toni’s work ethic, integrity, ability to multi-task and work well with all sides on difficult issues are the reasons I’ve given her not one, or two leadership positions but three. I always know I can count on her to get things done under tight deadlines and handle difficult, controversial issues well.”
“I’m proud of my 100-percent voting and attendance record,” Boucher said. “I consider it a huge responsibility to represent my constituents in the senate. There’s so much at stake and so much to be done in order to restore our states lagging economy and improve our transportation and educational systems. Many do not know that in Connecticut we have a ‘citizen legislature.’ This means that the work is part time and most of us also juggle private sector careers. As such, unavoidable conflicts and family obligations can always present themselves. I have been fortunate, however, that they have not interfered with my legislative duties or missing a day of session or a vote.”
Editor’s note: Boucher is running for re-election as state senator to represent CT’s 26th district.