Sen. Somers Reports 100 Percent Voting Record for 2017

February 22, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) announced that she obtained a 100 percent State Senate voting record for the 2017 legislative session and subsequent special sessions.

“2017 was a very challenging year within the General Assembly,” said Sen. Somers. “While we may be a part-time legislature here in Connecticut, I see my responsibilities as full-time and take these duties very seriously. At the end of the day I was elected to do a job and advocate for my constituents – this job demands full-participation – I am proud to say that I made my voice heard on 100 percent of the legislation that came across my Senate chamber desk in 2017. I want to thank my constituents who put their faith in me to represent their voice in Hartford. I will do my very best to continue to advocate for Southeastern Connecticut and the families and businesses who reside here.”

Sen. Somers’ voting record was deemed as 100 percent in a report released by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Senate Clerk. Senators voted more than 470 times during the 2017 legislative session and special sessions – with Sen. Somers casting her vote for each and every tally despite undergoing an emergency appendectomy procedure.