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PROVEN LEADER ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Storm Isaias and Power Restoration Leadership:

  • Worked with town leaders and impacted residents to investigate utilities response and urgently facilitated power restoration efforts
  • Called for public hearing to prevent drastic increases in electricity cost which resulted in Public Utility Regulatory (PURA) & legislative hearings

Supporting All Levels of Education: 

  • Actively engaged to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and staff in re-opening of K-12 Public School during Covid-19 pandemic
  • Consistently protected and maintained Education Funding from state budget deficits, especially during Covid-19
  • Initiated vocational and apprenticeship training for alternative career success 

Environmental Champion:

  • Named multiple past environmental champion by Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) 
  • Championed the Long Island Sound Blue Plan legislation for environmental protection and economic sustainability

Advocate for Prevention of Domestic Violence:

  • Higher Education advocate against sexual assault on college campuses
  • Recognized by Bridgeport’s Family Justice Center & CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a state leader in domestic violence awareness and prevention

Healthcare Support in Opioid Addiction & Mental Health:

  • Implemented scope of duty definition that allows all first responders with proper training to carry Narcan to save lives against overdose deaths
  • Worked in bipartisan collaboration with former Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr toward passage of insurance parity coverage for mental health supportive services

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