State Rep. Laura Devlin announced she is running for a second term in the Connecticut state House in the 134th Assembly District, representing the towns of Fairfield and Trumbull.
According to a press release, Devlin, in her first term, developed a strong reputation among House members as a common-sense speaking advocate for the overburdened taxpayers of Connecticut. She was particularly strident in her opposition to the 2015 tax hikes, which were a “last straw” in General Electric’s (GE’s) decision to move out of Fairfield.
She spent her first term serving on the legislature’s Transportation Committee (all laws pertaining to transportation and motor vehicles), Government Administration and Elections Committee (election laws) and the powerful tax-writing Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.
“It is an honor to represent the residents of Fairfield and Trumbull in Hartford. I ran for this seat two years ago because I believed then, as I do now, that Connecticut should be a great state in which to live, work and retire. For far too long, we have struggled with reckless spending by our state government that is devastating our economy, and with it hurting our families and businesses,” said Devlin.
“GE leaving Fairfield for Boston needs to be the final wake-up call for the General Assembly. We need to be a welcoming state for businesses — the job creators who can turn our economy around.”
Additionally, Devlin supported significant environmental legislation that establishes a Long Island Sound Blue Plan to determine the full extent of the sound’s resources and a state constitutional amendment to protect state-owned open space lands.Devlin also worked to pass bipartisan legislation (1) protecting college students and parents by creating a “Student Loan Bill of Rights” and (2) providing students with dyslexia the additional support and help needed.
Devlin, a former member of Fairfield’s RTM, is a small business owner and former Metro-North commuter. She has lived in Fairfield for more than 20 years with her husband and two grown children.