HARTFORD/LYME — On Wednesday, Jan. 4, State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) was sworn in at the State Capitol for his third term as the State Senator representing the 33rd Senate District, which includes Lyme along with Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.
“It is an honor to hold this seat and represent our communities for another term, and I’m grateful for my constituents’ support,” said Sen. Needleman.
He continued, “As we begin the legislative session today, with work ongoing through June, I know there is much to do to make Connecticut a better place to live. Rising costs, especially energy costs, will draw my attention through my work as Senate Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee, as just one of many important and pressing issues. I’m looking forward to rolling my sleeves up for the hard work ahead.”
Sen. Needleman was initially elected to the Senate in November 2018, and has since played an important role in providing oversight of state electric companies through the “Take Back Our Grid Act,” in addition to supporting important state programs benefitting workers and children’s education.
He will serve as Senate Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee and as a member of the Commerce, Finance and Transportation Committees.
Editor’s Note: This article is based on a press release issued by Sen. Needleman’s office.