33rd District (D)
Deputy President Pro Tempore
Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook (p), Portland, Westbrook
Energy and Technology (Chair); Planning and Development (Vice Chair); Commerce; Finance, Revenue and Bonding; Transportation
Favorable vote indicates support for the budget which increased ECS funds, excluded a proposal to shift the teacher pension costs to municipalities, and restructured the unfunded liability of the Teachers' Retirement Fund.
Minority Teacher Recruitment
Favorable vote indicates support for SDE's development and implementation of strategies and use of existing resources to hire and employ minority teachers.
Black and Latino Studies
Favorable vote indicates support for the inclusion of Black and Latino studies in the public school curriculum.
Favorable vote indicates support for the development of a statewide school climate survey,addressing social-emotional learning, and taking steps to make schools safer by expanding the definition of bullying to acts causing physical or emotional harm on any individual in a school, including staff.
Favorable vote indicates support for inclusion of additional time for undirected play in the school day.
Favorable vote indicates support for the development of guidelines for a comprehensive school counseling program for all students.
Favorable vote indicates support for the inclusion of cultural responsiveness in training and professional development provided to teachers.
Favorable vote indicates support for establishing protections to ensure educators who make recommendations in IEP's and PPT's are not retaliated against.