This information was provided by State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda:
State Representative Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) has been unanimously chosen to run for re-election in the 101st District. While serving her first term, Rep. Kokoruda has been a member of the Energy and Technology, Planning and Development and Education Committees.
“I am honored to be running again for State Representative and thank my many friends, colleagues and citizens for their support over the last year as well as over the twenty plus years that I have served this community” Rep. Kokoruda said. “The privilege of serving my friends and neighbors as their State Representative is one that I take seriously.”
Rep Kokoruda, said she is looking toward the future. “There is much more work to be done to address the state budget deficit, to create new jobs in Connecticut, and to protect our children, our families and our seniors.”
Due to statewide redistricting, the 101st District will include Madison and the eastern part of Durham. “Although I will miss serving the people of North Guilford, I am looking forward to representing the citizens of one of my favorite small towns. I will do my best to serve well in the Capitol with a commitment to common sense.”
“During her years on Madison’s Board of Selectmen Noreen’s mantra was always to do what’s best for the town. Now that she’s serving up in Hartford, she believes that we have to do what’s best for everyone in Connecticut, regardless of political ideology,” First Selectman Fillmore McPherson said. “We of the 101st District are so lucky to have Noreen looking out for our best interest.”
“Noreen is highly familiar with how state laws impact smaller towns and she has been responsible for side lining some potentially disastrous policies in her first term, said Durham First Selectman Laura Francis. “It would be an honor to have Noreen represent us in Hartford.”
Kokoruda’s past leadership includes fourteen years as a member of the Madison Board of Selectmen, Chairman of the Beach and Recreation Commission, Board member of Scranton Library, Madison ABC, Madison Country Club and President of Madison Youth Lacrosse. She also served as Executive Director of The Shoreline Foundation. She is a graduate of Pace University. Kokoruda has lived in Madison for 34 years. She is married to Dan and has two sons and five grandchildren.