WILTON, Conn. -- State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) who was sworn in for her fourth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday, was appointed as an Assistant Republican Leader by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114).
She will also continue as Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee. Klarides also assigned her to Finance, Revenue, and Bonding, and Transportation committees.
Lavielle will also sit on the House Republicans’ Screening Committee, which reviews all bills that are sent to the House floor. Lavielle serves parts of Wilton, Westport, and Norwalk.
“Gail has been a tireless and effective advocate for her district and for the state of Connecticut,” said Klarides.
“This session will see the closest margins between the majority and minority in recent memory. I need a talented and dedicated team of leaders to assist me in working with the majority party. Gail will be a key player in the House, making sure the General Assembly works to relieve the undue stress that government places on Connecticut families and businesses.”
“With near parity between the parties, this is a historic moment for the state of Connecticut,” Lavielle said.
“There has never been a better opportunity to work across the aisle to develop policies that will restore Connecticut’s financial health, reduce the tax pressure on families and businesses, improve the economic climate and infrastructure, and preserve essential services."
"I believe that these roles and appointments position me well to focus on the issues that are most important to Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton, and to do so with the authority that comes with a leadership role," said Lavielle.
The House of Representatives has 72 Republicans and 78 Democrats.