Meet Toni

Toni Boucher was elected to represent the 26th Senatorial District in 2008 and served until 2018 after having served as the State Representative from the 143rd Assembly District for 12 years.

The 26th Senatorial District includes the communities of Bethel, Darien, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton. Senator Boucher has earned leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. She has worked as an executive with Fortune 50 companies and co- founded small businesses. She also served as Wilton Board of Education Chair, on the Board of Selectman and served as one of the nine Commissioners on the Connecticut State Board of Education

In the State Senate, Toni served as a Chief Deputy Republican Majority Leader and served as a Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee and co- Chair of its Transportation Bonding subcommittee. She was also the Senate co-Chair of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee, co- Chair of the Education Committee and member of the Legislative Management Committee.

Toni holds an MBA from UCONN with a concentration in international marketing and has held series 7, 31 and 63 licenses. She recently retired as a Director at a Connecticut- based institutional asset management firm.

Toni has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors:

  • Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) “2010 Tip Of The Hat Award” for school reform
  • Southwest Area (CT) Commerce and Industry Association’s Community Leader Award
  • Council of Italian-American Organizations “2010 Ambassador Award”
  • Connecticut League of Conservation Voters “2009 Environmental Champion”
  • Fairfield County Homebuilders Association – 2009 Woman of the Year
  • Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance – 2009, 2012, 2016 Children’s Champion Award
  • Delegate to White House Conference on Aging in December 2005
  • Connecticut Legal Immigrant and Refugee Coalition’s 1998 Outstanding Legal Immigrant Award
  • Legislator of the Year Awards, from Drug Free America and Parent Coalition for Drug Free Youth
  • 2006 and 2008 Outstanding Contributions in Arts Advocacy Award- Connecticut Association of Arts Administrators
  • 2008 Music Education Advocate Award from CMEA