Kasser Earns Democratic Nomination for State Senate
On May 19, at the 2020 Democratic 36th District State Senate Nominating Convention, Senator Alex Kasser earned the Democratic endorsement to seek re-election to represent Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan in the State Senate.
“If we learn one lesson from the COVID crisis, I hope it’s this: we are all connected and can determine our collective future,” said Kasser. “If we want a government that’s prepared and principled, we have to be that government. If we want a democracy that’s fair and factual, we have to be that democracy. And if we want a future that’s safe and secure, we have to be that future. This is our responsibility and our work.”
Senator Kasser is the Chair of the Banking Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary and Transportation Committees. She is a socially progressive, fiscally responsible Democrat, who puts policy before party. Kasser introduced innovative legislation on the subjects of transportation, financing, student loan reform, domestic violence, and the environment. Unafraid to challenge her own party leadership, she speaks the truth in the interest of serving the public.
During the COVID crisis, Kasser has worked behind the scenes to influence the policies set by the Lamont Administration. She was the first of her colleagues to urge the Governor to issue a stay at home order. She authored a set of safe store practices that were implemented by grocery and retail stores across the state and has demanded clear and measurable metrics for Reopen CT.
This year’s 36th State Senate District Convention was held via Zoom Conference with delegates from Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan, which comprise the 36th State Senate District. The Senator won the endorsement unanimously via a vote of acclamation. Kasser made history when she was elected in 2018; she is the first Democrat in 90 years and the first woman ever elected to represent the 36th District in the State Senate.