Daily Will Not Run for Re-Election

State Senator Eileen M. Daily (D-Westbrook) announced her intention to retire from the General Assembly upon completion of her current term.


State Senator Eileen M. Daily (D-Westbrook) announced on Tuesday that she plans to retire from the General Assembly upon completion of her current term. Daily has represented the towns of Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook for nearly 20 years.

“As I review my 20-year tenure and consider the future I’ve settled on this plan with complete confidence … it’s time for another voice to speak for this district,” Daily said in a press release.

Daily made the decision based on health concerns and wanting to spend more time with her family. She has been diagnosed with cancer, gone through chemotherapy and is currently recuperating from a broken ankle.

“In the past year,” Daily said, “holding office has become more physically demanding for me and it would be difficult to initiate a re-election campaign.”

Daily said she is “blessed with a loving husband and family” and is looking forward, with her husband, to spending more time with their children and grandchildren.

“Connecticut’s 33rd Senatorial District is home to some of the most beautiful natural treasures our state has to share and its voters have repeatedly given me the distinction and decidedly good fortune to advocate for this area all this time,” Daily said.

According the a press release, Daily identified the completion of several short and long-term projects:

  • Sediment detention and ice control in a federal/state Salmon River Flood Control Project.
  • Inclusion of the beautiful Eight Mile River Watershed within the national Wild and Scenic River program.
  • A comprehensive, federal/state dredging project for the Westbrook harbor, announced earlier this spring, to begin next fall.
  • Acquisition of property in Haddam for new athletic and recreational fields.
  • Grants to 33rd District towns through STEAP for infrastructure improvement.

Daily has been criticized in the region for her involvement and support of the controversial .

Senator Daily is a former First Selectman of Westbrook and prior to that served on its Board of Education.

Senator Daily said her office remains open and available, as always, to help municipal government officials and constituents.


Wendy Vincent May 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Noce job getting the conversation back on topic! That is a good question. Who are the dems going to run?
Wendy Vincent May 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
JH May 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@Slimbob anyone other than Daily would be an improvement so it really doesn't matter who the Dems nominate, however I do agree, the Smartest thing they could do is back Melissa Schlag, and I'm a registered Republican who's going to vote for Schlag.
Skeptic May 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I doubt it will be Linda Orange. After losing her own town in 2010 she managed to get a new, gerrymandered district that will keep her safe for a long time.
Gene Bartholomew May 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Hospitals are not included unless they are christian only, you can't run a business open to the public and use it to force your religious views while taking federal money.


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