Milford's Roy presides over CT State House

Milford State Representative Richard Roy, a Democrat, was recently honored on the floor of the House of Representatives for his 20 years of service to the State of Connecticut.   

Rep. Roy has decided not to seek re-election in November and as is customary, was allowed to lead the chamber as honorary Speaker of the House through the passage of a single bill.

“These last 20 years have been great,” said Rep. Roy in a prepared statement released by the House Democrats.  “I feel like a thief who has stolen the good qualities that make Connecticut a great place to live from each and every one of you.”

Many of his colleagues spoke, including House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).  “Representative Roy has always been a good friend to me and an advocate for Milford, the shoreline and the entire environment.   We will miss you.”

The House Chair of the Environment Committee was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992.    He plans to spend more time with his family and grandchildren and will continue advocating for environmental causes, specifically the fight against toxic chemicals.

Will you miss Rep. Roy in Hartford? How will you remember his time in Hartford? Do you think the cell phone ban that he helped get approved is a good idea? 

Share your comments here. 

Thanks, 

Metro Editor 
Brian McCready
New Haven Register
Twitter @nhrbmccready 

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