Former State Senator Toni Boucher announced her candidacy for a return to representing the 26th State Senate district in the Connecticut General Assembly.
Ms. Boucher, a Wilton resident, served in the legislature's House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009 and was elected to the State Senate in 2008. In 2018, she lost her bid for a sixth term to State Senator Will Haskell, who declined to run for reelection this year.
In a statement, she said, “From my prior service in the State Capitol, to helping local boards and non-profits, and in my private sector career, helping others and making a positive difference in people’s lives is what gives me the most joy.”
Before her election to the legislature, Ms. Boucher had served on the state Board of Education, had been a member of the Wilton Board of Selectmen, chair of the Wilton Board of Education, and was active in several civic organizations.
She is proud of a number of public service awards, including being named Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters and being named Children’s Champion by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance.
Speaking of her successor in the State Senate, Ms. Boucher said, “I tip my cap to Senator Haskell. He is hard-working, personable, and cares deeply about Connecticut. I wish him nothing but success and happiness as he enters a new chapter of his life.”