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Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

Representing New Haven, Hamden & North Haven

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Senate President Looney Elected Chair of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation

Connecticut State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) was chosen by a bipartisan group of state legislative leaders from across the United States to serve as Chairman of the nonpartisan State Legislative Leaders Foundation board of directors (SLLF) at its annual board meeting held this year in Las Vegas on November 30th.

He is the first chairman of the organization from Connecticut.

“Good ideas aren’t constrained by state borders, and no political party has a monopoly on effective public policy,” Senator Looney said. “I am deeply honored to have been chosen by my peers from across the political spectrum in our nation to lead this prestigious bipartisan organization.”

The State Legislative Leaders Foundation was established in 1972 and is the only organization that specifically exists to bring legislative leaders together, from both major parties, to educate and inspire. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization serves as a professional educational resource providing legislators with relevant, objective information and insights. Its programs are usually conducted in cooperation with major U.S. universities.

“Marty has been an active member of SLLF for years and is one of the most humble and intelligent leaders I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” said SLLF President Steve Lakis. “Together, I know we will continue to bring important programming to legislative leaders across America.”

Senator Looney’s appointment to the board of directors as Chairman begins immediately. He will serve a two year term.

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