Friday, May 16, 2008

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi nominated for 4th term

State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (R-Somers) was unanimously nominated Thursday night to serve a fourth term as the state representative for the 52nd Assembly District, which includes Somers, Stafford and Union.

Rep. Bacchiochi expressed her gratitude to all of those who attended the nominating convention and said she is looking forward to a vibrant campaign this fall.

“In my years as a state legislator, I have truly enjoyed both the responsibility of representing the 52nd District, and the hands-on experience of being able to help my constituents,” said Rep. Bacchiochi. “If I am privileged to be re-elected, I look forward to continuing to fight for low-cost transportation for seniors and other improvements for my constituents.”

In addition to her position as ranking member of the Legislature's Planning and Development Committee, Bacchiochi is also ranking member on the Internship Committee and a member of the Public Safety and Security Committee, as well as a member of the Connecticut Legislative Sportsman's caucus, a member of the Northeast Delegation caucus and a state director for the national organization of Women in Government.

Bacchiochi is active with many local organizations, where she serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Johnson Memorial Hospital; she is a pro-tem Board Member for Stafford Outfitters, and a member of the National Rifle Association. In the past, Bacchiochi has been active in numerous other organizations, including the Somers PTA, Friends of the Somers Library, the Northern CT Land Trust, Relay for Life, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and a former member of the Stafford Planning and Zoning Commission.