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Heather Somers


Connecticut Senate District 18
  • District Towns
    Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown
  • Committees
    Appropriations, Public Health, Transportation, Executive and Legislative Nominations
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  • Government Experience
    SENATE, 2017-present; Republican Majority Whip (2017-18), Assistant Republican Leader (2019-20), Deputy Republican Leader (2021-present); mayor, Town of Groton, 2012-14; member, CT Commission for Economic Development
  • Community Experience
    Councilor, Groton Town Council, 2000-03; chairwoman, Economic Development Committee, 03-09; Finance & Public Safety Committees, 03-09; Utilities Expansion Steering Committee, 03-09; chairwoman, Flanders Road Expansion Committee; National Women's Leadership Summit; delegate, State of CT; chairwoman, CT United Nations Day; Silver Award Winner, CT Women of Innovations, 2007; Medical Device Excellence Award, 2000;
  • Occupation
    Business owner
  • Education
    B.A., UConn
  • Birthplace
    Groton, CT

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