Berlin Democrats honor longtime legislator



From the Berlin Democratic
Town Committee:

The Berlin Democratic Town Committee honored longtime state representative Cathy Abercrombie during a gathering at the Italian Independent Political Club on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Abercrombie, who serves the 83rd district encompassing parts of Berlin and Meriden, did not run for reelection this year and will soon retire from the General Assembly.

"Thank you, Cathy, for nearly two decades of service to our community," said incoming state representative Jack Fazzino, who will succeed Abercrombie. "I’ve loved your mentorship and friendship over the past year. I’m honored to follow in your footsteps, and excited to build on the foundation you’ve built for us in the 83rd district."

Current and former state lawmakers who feted Abercrombie for her 16 years of service to the state included Speaker of the House Matt Ritter, Sen. Rick Lopes, Rep. Hilda Santiago, Rep. Michael Quinn, Rep. Jane Garibay, former Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, and former state senator Terry Gerratana.

"Representative Abercrombie served the 83rd district with honor and distinction," Berlin Democratic Town Committee chair Julie Erickson stated. "I had the pleasure of witnessing her work ethic, dedication, and compassion to the people and organizations she represented, especially with respect to Human Services. I will miss her empathy, grace and intelligence, and congratulate her on the much-earned road ahead. Thank you, Cathy."



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