Wilton’s three state legislators–State Representative Stephanie Thomas (D-143), State Representative Tom O’Dea (R–125), and State Senator Will Haskell (D-26)–were sworn in Wednesday morning for Connecticut’s 2021 Legislative Session.
Thomas, the newcomer, said she was honored to represent her community and eager to get to work.
“Right now, our state and its residents face a number of challenges–I have listened to what my community needs and am ready to hit the ground running to face these obstacles head-on,” she said.
Thomas has been appointed vice-chair of the Government Administration and Elections Committee. According to a statement sent to media by her staff, Thomas’ legislative priorities “include making it easier for people to exercise their right to vote by streamlining the registration process and providing opportunities to vote early, as well as working to make quality health care plans more affordable for small businesses and non-profit organizations.”
She will also serve as a member of the Commerce and Transportation Committees.
Thomas welcomes constituents to reach out to her anytime with their opinions on pending legislation, ideas for enhancing State Government, or if they need assistance navigating issues with state agencies. She can be reached via email, or by calling her at the Capitol at 860.240.8500.
O’Dea took the oath of office via Zoom, explaining to GOOD Morning Wilton that he was on the mend after contracting COVID-19 around Christmas.