Sen. Heather Somers Named Assistant Senate Republican Leader

January 17, 2019

Will Serve a Highest Ranking Republican on Legislature’s Public Health Committee

State Sen. Heather Somers has been named Assistant Republican Leader and will serve as Ranking Member on the Public Health Committee

“It is an honor to serve the people of the 18th Senate District and I am truly humbled to be named Assistant Republican Leader,” Sen. Somers said.

The Public Health Committee that Sen. Somers will help lead has cognizance over critical agencies such as the Department of Public Health, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Office of Healthcare Access.

“Being named the Public Health Committee’s Ranking Member allows me to push for reforms which help protect people and improve their quality of life,” Sen. Somers said. “As part of leadership on this critically important committee it is possible to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of Connecticut citizens, including those who are most vulnerable.”

Sen. Somers will also serve on the Appropriations, Commerce and Planning & Development Committees.

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“From removing burdensome regulations to structuring innovative solutions which allow for more efficient government, I’m confident we can make positive steps for Connecticut and do so in a bipartisan way,” Sen. Somers said. “I encourage taxpayers to contact me with their thoughts and ideas on how I can help improve state policies which impact them directly.”

“Contact me at [email protected], friend me on Facebook at or call me at 800-842-1421. Your voice matters, my door is always open and I am always listening.”