HARTFORD — Connecticut House Republicans on Thursday assigned East Windsor resident Christopher Davis to three legislative committees. On Jan. 5, Davis will begin his two-year term representing the 57th General Assembly District covering East Windsor and Ellington. He unseated incumbent Ted Graziani, a Democrat who served in the state legislature for more than a decade. When he takes office, Davis will serve on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, which has jurisdiction over all matters related to finance, revenue, fees and taxation, and capital bonding as well as those linked to the Department of Revenue Services.
He’ll also serve on the legislature’s Planning and Development and Public and Security Safety committees.
Davis is prepared for challenges tied to his assignments as well as the responsibilities of being a state representative—particularly, taking an active role in resuscitating Connecticut’s ailing finances and getting unemployed residents back to work again.
“We’ve got an immense budget deficit staring us in the face, yet two weeks before the start of the legislative session proposals for far-reaching tax increases are all we’ve heard about,” Davis said. “We need to change that approach. The legislature should explore ways to reduce government spending before reaching into anyone’s wallet again.”
Davis’s role on the Planning and Development Committee will see him consider issues such as planning and zoning, urban renewal and the State Plan of Conservation and Development as well as economic development related to local governments
The Public Safety and Security Committee oversees matters related to civil preparedness, homeland security and the state’s Department of Public Safety—including state police, municipal police training, fire marshals, state fire safety code and state building codes.