Connecticut has been heading in the wrong direction for too long. I will continue to fight to turn things around and bring balance to Connecticut. Our state must be economically competitive and become a welcoming place to raise a family.
Lisa Seminara, elected member of the Avon Board of Education, licensed clinical social worker, and dedicated community servant is the newly elected Connecticut State Senator from the 8th District.
Lisa was the first in her family to earn a college degree, graduating with honors from St. John’s University and later earning a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University.
“I have committed my entire adult life to advocating for others. From my career as a social worker, to my volunteer work in special education and non-profits, to my most cherished role as a mom, I work tirelessly to ensure that my clients and children are given a fair shake and that they are prepared to seize opportunities to succeed. I will do the same for my constituents if I am elected.”
Lisa and her husband of 28 years, Nick, have three children—Martina, 23, a recent graduate of Trinity College; Madelyn, 20, a third-year business major at Clemson University; and Nicholas, 16, a junior multi-sport athlete at Avon High School.
When Martina was born with Cerebral Palsy, the mission to become her advocate deepened Lisa's passion for fair education and opportunity for all. Lisa founded the Avon Special Education Parent Association, became active in the community, and created a non-profit that funded and developed a large parcel of land into a handicap accessible playground that they donated to the town of Avon.
"Lisa has a long history of working to improve our community and a passion for doing what's right that I have seen first-hand during our years of service together on the Board of Education," said Jeffrey Fleischman, Chairman of the Avon Republican Town Committee and fellow Board member. "I am ecstatic that Lisa is going to bring her level of commitment, commonsense, and fiscal discipline to Hartford."
"We are thrilled that Lisa is our Senator," said Proloy Das, Republican Party's State Central Committee Representative from the 8th District, "Our district is incredibly lucky that Lisa wants to continue contributing her time and talents to our community in this way. Few in Hartford actually listen to their constituents, so to have someone professionally trained and licensed in listening to others will be a tremendous asset to our eleven towns and to our state."
Election day saw near-record turnout which led to a very late night making sure all the votes were properly counted. I am happy to report, that after a full and final recount in all of the district’s eleven towns, our win has been affirmed.
I am grateful for your support and look forward to representing all of the citizens of this district to the best of my abilities
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