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Rep. Courtney Statement on Resignation of State Representative Linda Orange

November 8, 2019
Press Release

NORWICH, CT – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) released the following statement regarding State Representative Linda Orange (D-Colchester, Lebanon, Windham, Mansfield), who today announced her intention to resign her seat in the Connecticut General Assembly effective February 1, 2020, in order to dedicate her focus and energy to her health.

“Linda’s decision today to resign her seat effective February 1 is another example of her selfless leadership and commitment to a district that she has represented so well over the last fifteen years. As a former member of our State Legislature, I had the opportunity to watch Linda’s first foray into public service when she clerked for the Human Services Committee in the General Assembly, which I chaired in the late 1980’s. She was a diligent and hardworking asset to that office, and she showed early on a knack for working with people and achieving real results. As a state legislator, she continued that approach to her work.

“Upon her departure from the State Legislature, Linda will leave a huge legacy of accomplishments for her district, and for the Public Safety Committee. Her decision to step aside was no doubt a difficult one, but in the end Linda’s decision-making has always about what was best for the people she represented. It is my hope that this decision will provide Linda with an opportunity to focus on her and spend time with her family.”