Boucher on Honor Roll of Connecticut Education Association

October 6, 2018

(Wilton, October 6) State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26) has been placed on the Honor Roll of the Connecticut Education Association in recognition of her pro-education work throughout the 2017-2018 legislative sessions.

The CEA is an advocacy group for teachers and public education with 43,000 members statewide.

A statement from CEA President Jeff Leake to Senator Boucher read, “You have proven yourself to be an advocate for students, teachers, and public education. Most recently, throughout the 2017-2018 legislative sessions, you steadfastly held to your commitment and supported public education as well as the fundamental rights of workers to collectively bargain.  Additionally, you were consistently accessible and took the time to answer our questions committing to supporting our issues going forward. Your constituents and teachers throughout the state are fortunate to have you working for them in the General Assembly.”

In response to receiving the honor, Senator Boucher remarked, “I am most thankful to the CEA for giving me this recognition. The advancement of public education in our state has always been one of my real priorities. I have great respect for both the teachers and the students who participate in our states public schools.” She added, “From a personal standpoint, I credit my own education, beginning when I was a 5-year old immigrant in this country, to my later success in both business and government. In fact, my entry into government was on the Wilton Board of Education, which I went on to chair. For this reason, my Senate role as Chair of the Education Committee is one of my most cherished.”

Earlier this year, Senator Boucher was one of the leading figures in the state legislature who fought for the return of state education funds to local towns after Governor Malloy vetoed a bi-partisan Senate balanced budget bill.

Senator Boucher is Senate Chief Deputy Majority Leader, Co-Chair of the Education and Transportation Committees and Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. She represents the 26th Senate district, which comprises Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.