Laura Devlin wins Unanimous Endorsement for State House
FAIRFIELD – State Representative Laura Devlin received the unanimous endorsement of the convention held on May 19 to run for a fourth term for the 134th General Assembly district representing portions of both Trumbull and Fairfield. Devlin was first elected to the legislature in 2014.
“We live in very different and challenging times and I hope that we take this moment as a mandate to work together collaboratively to rebuild our State and to return to a more normal life,” said Rep. Devlin. “It’s been an honor to serve Fairfield and Trumbull for the past six years, and now more than ever, we need leadership that is grounded in transparency, compassion and collaboration. I look forward to bringing my legislative experience to help solve the challenges we face together.”
In her six years in the House of Representatives, Laura has prioritized policies to make Connecticut more affordable for residents who are trying to earn a living, raise a family, and retire here. Rep. Devlin fought hard for successful initiatives to stop taxing pensions, Social Security, and for structural reforms that instituted a constitutional state spending cap, a state bonding cap, and a volatility cap. These structural reforms have put Connecticut in a better financial position and will serve the state well as we work to get our economy back on track due to the pandemic.
Additionally, Laura fought for a strong constitutional state transportation lockbox and opposed the budgetary maneuver that diverted millions of dollars out of the lockbox and into the general fund.
“I will continue to challenge our state leaders to be better financial stewards of our tax dollars”, stated Rep. Devlin. Laura worked to stop tolls and championed the issue touring the state to work with grassroots groups to educate residents on the impact of tolls on residents and businesses and transportation funding.
Laura is the Ranking Member on the legislature’s Transportation Committee (all laws pertaining to transportation and motor vehicles), she also serves on the legislature’s Education Committee and the powerful tax-writing Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee. Laura has served as a member of several caucuses and task forces, including the legislature’s bipartisan Women’s Caucus, the Fire and EMS Caucus, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Caucus.
While the state has been in a partial shutdown due to the global health crisis, Devlin has taken the initiative to reach out directly to senior citizens to check on their wellbeing and she has hosted bi-weekly town hall webinars with other Fairfield legislators to offer guidance on the state’s response to the coronavirus. To help the community’s most vulnerable citizens, Laura spearheaded a weekly food drive in Trumbull with Trumbull EMS that directly benefits the Trumbull Food Pantry and she has been volunteering at food drives that benefit Operation Hope in Fairfield and the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
Laura added, “With so many of our neighbors struggling financially, or out-of-work due to this terrible virus, I am encouraged in the many ways that our community has come together to help those most in-need. I am proud to represent Trumbull and Fairfield in Hartford and I humbly ask residents for their support once again.”
Laura and her family, along with their rescue dog Tucker, reside in Fairfield.