Sen Fasano, Sen. Kelly Release Statements on the Passing of Representative Terry Backer

December 15, 2015

Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano and State Senator Kevin Kelly, who represents the town of Stratford, released the following statements on the passing of Representative Terry Backer (D-Stratford).

“It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Representative Terry Backer, an influential and steadfast legislator. As a fellow shoreline lawmaker, I greatly admired Terry’s tireless advocacy for the Long Island Sound and his fight to protect one of Connecticut’s most precious natural resources. He was incredibly dedicated. He was determined. He was a fighter. Terry Backer left a lasting impression on every lawmaker in this state. His legacy of environmental protection will forever be a part of our state, it’s history, and future policy,” said Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven).

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of longtime public servant and friend, Representative Terry Backer,” said State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford). “Through his many years representing Stratford in the Connecticut General Assembly, Terry fought tirelessly to protect our Long Island Sound. From helping to pass environmental legislation to raising money to protect the Sound he held so dear; Terry was a statesman and made our Town proud. His passing is such a loss to our region, our state and our neighborhood. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.”