Sen. Linares named 2016 “Children’s Champion”

September 8, 2016


In a Sep. 8 ceremony in Middletown, Sen. Art Linares was presented with the 2016 “Children’s Champion” award 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.

An Assistant Minority Leader, Sen. Linares, 28, 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. On the web: .

Attached photo: Sen. Art Linares and Executive Director of the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance Executive Director Merrill Gay.