HARTFORD — As she continues in her first term, State Sen. Christine Cohen feels her work is far from over.
Cohen represents District 12, which covers Durham, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Killingworth and Madison. She recently filed paperwork to run for a second term.
During her first term, she has focused on promoting small business, green initiatives and gun safety.
When her kids started school, the Guilford Democrat joined school committees and eventually was elected to the Board of Education. Running for the state legislature seemed like a “natural progression,” she said.
She predicts the state will continue to see more intersectional relations between businesses and environmental sustainability.
“I think you’re going to see, and we are seeing, a growing trend towards more bio-business,” said Cohen. “I just visited a kelp farm and the many uses of kelp are incredible. From making straws that are no longer plastic...to food, to textiles.”
Cohen also mentioned the many benefits of hemp and CBD products now available in the state following legislation she helped pass.
“Senator Cohen brings intelligence, balance and real world experience to the job,” said Branford Board of Education Vice Chair John Prins. “She is engaging, incredibly well-prepared and responsive in a way that gives her constituents confidence that they have a solid, dependable voice in Hartford...”