FAIRFIELD, Conn. – State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) received the unanimous endorsement of Fairfield and Trumbull Republicans at North Stratfield Elementary School on Monday as their candidate to represent the 134th Assembly District this November in the General Assembly.
Devlin was nominated by longtime leader in local and state Republican party politics, Paul Hiller.
“Fairfield and Trumbull have benefited from Laura's commitment and advocacy,” said Hiller. "While a new name in the political scene when she won this seat in 2014, she has distinguished herself in Fairfield, Trumbull and importantly, in Hartford as a strong advocate for our communities and our state.”
“I am proud to have your nomination to represent the citizens of the 134th Assembly District. I am honored by your confidence in my ability to represent you to send me back to Hartford again,” said Devlin. “I pledge to continue to do my best to continue to work hard for the district and to make Connecticut once again a great place to live, work raise a family and retire.”
Devlin is a member of the legislature's Transportation Committee, the tax-writing Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, and a member of the Government Administration and Elections committee. Devlin, in her first term, developed a strong reputation among House members as a common-sense speaking advocate for the over-burdened taxpayers of Connecticut. She was particularly strident in her opposition to the 2015 tax hikes.
Devlin was one of the legislative leaders in Fairfield and Trumbull on the issue of combating the growing opioid epidemic in the state and helped pass legislation that limits the access to opiate painkillers and other makes the drug NARCAN more available to help with those who overdose from lethal opiate/heroin type drugs. Additionally, Devlin supported significant environmental legislation, which establishes a Long Island Sound Blue Plan to determine the full extent of the Long Island Sound’s resources and a State Constitutional Amendment to protect state-owned open space lands.
Devlin, a former member of Fairfield’s RTM, is a small business owner. She has lived in Fairfield for over 20 years with her husband and two grown children.
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