State Representative Gail K. Hamm (D-East Hampton, Middletown) was honored on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday night for her 14 years of service to the State of Connecticut.
Rep. Hamm has decided not to seek re-election in November and as is customary, was allowed to lead the chamber as honorary Speaker of the House through the passage of a single bill.
“Thank you for all the support and kindness through the years,” said Rep. Hamm, who represents the 34th House District serving East Hampton and part of Middletown. “The General Assembly is a unique place where we are all family. I feel successful in what I was able to accomplish. I’ve enjoyed my committee work and advocacy. I’ll never forget it.”
Many of her colleagues spoke, including House Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).
“Representative Hamm will always be remembered for her advocacy and passion for helping children," Sharkey said. "Your courage and bravery are an inspiration. We will miss you.”
Hamm was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1999. She plans to spend more time with his family and friends and will continue advocating for childrens issues.