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Meskers appointed to three House committees

January 8, 2019

GREENWICH — State Rep.-elect Stephen Meskers (D-150) will put his banking experience to work after he is sworn in as a member of the state Legislature on Wednesday.

The freshman legislator has been appointed to three committees for the next legislative session.

Meskers, who is the first Democrat elected in the 150th in over a century, will be vice chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and will sit on the Aging Committee and the Energy and Technology Committee. House Democrats released committee assignments last week.

“I’m very honored,” Meskers said of his leadership position.

The retired banking professional said his background in bonding will come into play on the Finance Committee. Meskers said he has already met with credit rating agencies in preparation for his new role.

“Being on the Aging Committee is significant because of where we are as a country and as a state in making sure we are providing proper services to seniors,” he said.

Greenwich’s aging population and new standards of care in “aging in place” will be better served with a representative sitting on the committee, Meskers said.

The newly elected legislator said his goal for serving on the Energy and Technology Committee is to “get our green bank straightened out and better our carbon footprint.”

Meskers and the rest of Connecticut’s new lawmakers will be sworn into office in Hartford on Wednesday.

Meskers defeated Michael Bocchino, a Republican, in the November election. Alexandra Bergstein, who defeated L. Scott Frantz in the fall election, is the first Democratic state senator from the 36th District since 1930.

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