FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- State Rep. Laura Devlin (R-134) announced Tuesday that she is running for a second term to the Connecticut State House in the 134th Assembly District, representing the towns of Fairfield and Trumbull.
Devlin, a former member of Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting, has lived in the town for over 20 years with her husband and two grown children.
“It is an honor to represent the residents of Fairfield and Trumbull in Hartford,” she said. “I ran for this seat two years ago because I believed then, as I do now, that Connecticut should be a great state in which to live, work and retire.”
In her first-term, Devlin served on the legislature’s Transportation Committee, as well as the Government Administration and Elections Committee.
She also served on the powerful tax-writing Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, developing a reputation among House members as a common-sense speaking advocate for taxpayers.
“For far too long, we have struggled with reckless spending by our state government that is devastating our economy, and with it hurting our families and businesses,” she said.
Devlin was particularly strident in her opposition to the 2015 tax hikes, which were a contributing factor in General Electric’s decision to move out of Fairfield.
“GE leaving Fairfield for Boston needs to be the final wake-up call for the General Assembly,” Devlin said. “We need to be a welcoming state for businesses – the job creators who can turn our economy around.”
Additionally, Devlin supported significant environmental legislation, establishing 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 also worked to pass bi-partisan legislation protecting college students and parents by creating a “Student Loan Bill of Rights,”and providing dyslexic students with additional help.
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