Sen. Linares named 2016 “Children’s Champion”

September 1, 2016

Sen. Art Linares has been named a 2016 “Children’s Champion” by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for his leadership on issues related to Connecticut’s young children.

Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance ( is committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight.

“I’m honored to be named a Children’s Champion,” Sen. Linares said. “My focus at the State Capitol is on improving the quality of life for people of all ages in Connecticut. That includes working with my colleagues in Hartford to shape legislation that impacts the well-being of Connecticut’s young children in the areas of healthy development, early care and education, nutrition and safety. I remain committed to passing effective state policies which help all of Connecticut’s children succeed. I thank the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance for this recognition.”

An Assistant Minority Leader, Sen. Linares, 27, is the lead Republican senator on the state legislature’s Planning and Development Committee. He also serves on the Education Committee, the Internship Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Sen. Linares has previously served on the Children’s Committee, the Commerce Committee and the Banks Committee.

Sen. Linares represents Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 800 842-1421. On the web: .

Sen. Art Linares high fives students during a school visit in Clinton.
Attached photo 2: Sen. Art Linares with Colchester students during a tour of the State Capitol’s Senate Chamber