Terrie Wood is serving her 3rd term as State Representative for Darien and Norwalk. She currently serves as ranking member on the Human Services committee, and also serves on the Regulations Review and Appropriations committees. She has lived in of Rowayton for five years and Darien for 30 years. She has been an active community advocate for 18 of those 35 years.
Terrie has served as President of the Darien Land Trust (2003-2007), Co-Chair of the “YES…DHS” Referendum Committee for a new Darien High School (2001), The Community Fund Allocations Panel (2006, 2007 – formerly The United Way) , and Co-Founder of The Darien Environmental Group (1990). She has also been involved with the Darien Library, Republican Town Committee, RTM, Person-to-Person, The Community Fund, and worked as an acive Post 53 and public school parent.
Involvement in these community organizations has given Terrie an understanding of the issues that matter most to the 141st District as well as real experience in bringing people together to find solutions and make the communuity stronger.
Terrie was appointed by House Republican Leader Lawerence F. Cafero, Jr to serve on three legislative committees. She will be the Ranking Member (Republican Leader) for the Human Services Committee in addition to serving on the Appropriations and Regulations Review Committees.
Flooding, affordable housing and efficient use of the tax dollars that we send to Hartford are Terrie’s biggest concerns. Terrie wants to address the first two with a common sense approach, working with local boards and agencies to understand the specific needs of Rowayton and Darien, then approach the funding sources in Hartford with that sound information. Developing this kind of two-way communication will help create a positive dialogue with state officials and a mutual understanding of viewpoints. On fiscal accountability, Terrie would hope again that common sense would prevail and through consensus building, excess and wasteful expenses can be minimized. That’s how the business of government works for the people.