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Fasano, Witkos, Linares Statement on Passing of Eileen Daily

Submitted by Adam Liegeot.

July 30, 2015, Hartford – Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven), Senate Minority Leader Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton), and Senator Art Linares (R-Westbrook) released the following statement regarding the passing of former state senator Eileen Daily.

Photo from Eileen Daily's Website

Photo from Eileen Daily’s Website

“For six years, I sat next to Eileen Daily in the Senate Circle,” said Sen. Fasano. “I got to know her well and deeply admire the way she served our state. She was a tremendous leader who had the ability to command respect with few words. When she did speak, she was decisive, logical and people followed. She balanced that with a great sense of humor. This is a great loss for Connecticut.”

“Eileen Daily was always a strong willed person,” said Sen. Witkos. “She had a tough exterior, but also a gentle collegial approach. I remember she always had a better handle on the state budget than most and it was clear that she put in the time and the energy to serve our state proudly. My deepest sympathy and condolences go to her family and loved ones.”

“Sen. Daily was a true champion for small towns and for the people of the 33rd Senate District,” said Sen. Linares. “She worked tirelessly on behalf of her constituents, and her environmental advocacy will be a lasting legacy for our region and throughout Connecticut. She was personable and she knew the issues inside and out. Sen. Daily was respected by everyone at the State Capitol.  Today, we honor Sen. Daily for her service and we remember her many accomplishments.  Her passing is a tremendous loss for Westbrook and for Connecticut.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sen. Daily’s family and friends.”

The 33rd District includes 11 towns and covers Clinton, Chester, Deep River, East Hampton, Portland, East Haddam, Haddam, Colchester, Lyme, Essex,  Westbrook and part of Old Saybrook.

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