Sen. Fasano Appoints Sen. Heather Somers to Governor’s Council on Women and Girls

January 18, 2019

Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) has appointed State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) to serve on Governor Ned Lamont’s newly created Governor’s Council on Women and Girls.

“Senator Heather Somers will be an integral member of the governor’s council, working closely with our Lt. Governor and OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw to develop policies that promote equality, remove barriers, and ensure women have access to opportunity across our state. As a leader on the state’s Public Health Committee, Sen. Somers will bring an expertise in health care issues to the council. As a female business owner, she will also bring an important perspective on economic issues, job creation, and educational and leadership opportunities,” said Sen. Fasano.

“I look forward to getting to work right away to continue my efforts to make our state a place where all women have the tools they need to succeed, to lead and to thrive,” said Sen. Somers. “To create the best policies, we must bring all ideas and perspectives to the table. I am honored to be part of this collaborative, bipartisan effort to support women.”

Governor Ned Lamont today announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls to provide a coordinated state response to issues that impact the lives of women and girls, their families, and the State of Connecticut. The council will be comprised of the heads of each state agency, the constitutional officers, and a representative from each of the four legislative caucuses. The council is charged with focusing on four areas of impact: education and STEAM; economic opportunity and workforce equity; leadership; and health and safety.

Senator Somers represents the 18th Senate District including the towns of Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington and Voluntown.