CT Retired Teachers Association backs Toni Boucher for State Senate

October 5, 2022

Cites Boucher’s “commitment to the issues that are important to retired teachers.”

The Association for Retired Teachers of Connecticut (ARTC) has endorsed Toni Boucher for the 26th District’s State Senate seat, which includes Wilton, Westport, Weston, Redding and parts of Ridgefield, New Canaan, Darien and Stamford.

“Thank you for your commitment to the issues that are important to retired teachers,” ARTC Political Action Committee co-chairs Marie Petitti and Mary Hendrickson wrote to Boucher. “Best wishes for your success in the election.” ARTC is a non-profit organization of retired teachers representing 6,000 members/affiliates and advocate for 32,000 retired teachers. On the web: ARTCT.org

“Connecticut’s retired teachers deserve our strong support, and I am honored to have their endorsement,” said Boucher, a former teacher who has served as a State Board of Education member, a Wilton Board of Education chair, and a leader on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee in both the House and Senate. “Education is everything. It is the way out of poverty and the path to freedom. My father repeated this message every day, and he was right. I arrived in Naugatuck with my family from a farm in Italy when I was five years old, speaking no English. Thanks to my family and to patient and caring public school teachers, I was able to succeed and live the American dream. Working closely with our dedicated educators and listening to their concerns over many years has helped me to gain a thorough understanding of their priorities. I remain a strong advocate for students, teachers, parents and public education, and I am gratified that thousands of Connecticut’s retired teachers have placed their confidence in me.”

Boucher served as 26th District State Senator from 2008 to 2019 and as a State Representative from 1997 to 2008.  She has been endorsed by the Connecticut Independent Party, the Connecticut REALTORS, the Connecticut State Police Union, and the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police.

Boucher encouraged voters of all parties as well as unaffiliated voters to visit www.ToniBoucher.com today for more information about her campaign and to learn about volunteer opportunities.  Election Day is Nov. 8.