Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Haven lawmaker re-elected to Senate leadership post

HARTFORD – State Sens. Donald Williams, Jr., D-Brooklyn, and Martin Looney, D-New Haven, have been re-elected to their positions as Senate president pro tempore and majority leader, respectively.
According to a statement, Williams, in his acceptance speech, said “I am honored and humbled for the continued support and confidence of my fellow Democratic Senators. Over the past two years we’ve worked across the aisle to get our state’s economy back on track and help folks find jobs. My colleagues and I look forward to continuing our efforts fighting on behalf of middle class families.”
Williams has served as Senate President Pro Tempore since 2004.
Looney, in his acceptance speech, also according to a statement, said “I am deeply grateful for the continued trust and confidence of the members of our Senate Democratic Caucus. We have achieved important goals for the people of our state in recent years, including the historic Jobs Bill of 2011, a responsible budget, a major education initiative, and expansion and protection of programs and services for low income families and persons in need.”
Looney, shown in the photo, has served as majority leader since 2003.

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