Senator Boucher’s Statement Regarding Governor Rell’s Decision To Not Seek Reelection

November 11, 2009

“I am disappointed that Governor Rell has chosen not to seek reelection, but I completely understand. She has served our state with honor for the past 25 years, and I am sure she thought long and hard about her decision to retire. If she believes that not seeking reelection is the right thing for her and her family, then we need to graciously accept her decision and gratefully thank her for everything she has done for our state.

Governor Rell stepped up to the plate when we desperately needed her help to restore public trust in our state government. More than five years later, the people of Connecticut still love and respect her – and she has earned our respect and admiration. I don’t think any of us will ever forget the courage she showed when addressing the General Assembly as Governor for the first time just days following her cancer surgery. She held on to the respect of Connecticut’s citizens because she led our state with integrity, and people knew that she always did what she believed was best for our state.

On a personal note, I have always cherished Governor Rell’s friendship, and am honored to have the opportunity to work with her on behalf our state,” said Senator Toni Boucher (R-26).