Thursday, January 26, 2012

This is a shout out to Senator Bob Duff

I post this, today, with complete respect for Senator Bob Duff who continues to be a champion for youth and writing in the State of Connecticut. Whereas I have dedicated my first year in Connecticut to learning more about the state, I feel it is important to tip my hat to the man who is partially responsible for making my work possible. I met Senator Duff this summer when Faye Gage, the previous Director of the Connecticut Writing Project, invited him to speak with teachers and students. I quickly admired that he would take time from his busy schedule to listen to them about the importance of teaching and learning to write.

I met with him again yesterday to update him on our programs and, once again, was impressed by his amiable willingness to meet. He is someone I have quickly learned to respect in Connecticut.

The following is from his state profile:

Bob Duff represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Norwalk and Darien. Reelected to his fourth term in the state Senate in 2010, he continues to serve as chair of the Banks Committee and as vice chair of the Transportation and Energy & Technology Committees. Bob also chairs two subcommittees as a member of the AppropriationsCommittee.

Bob’s continuing commitment to “stand up for you” is evidenced by his legislative accomplishments. Determined to save Connecticut homeowners from the ravages of predatory lending, in 2008 Bob rallied the legislature to create a package of assistance programs and reforms to reduce the number of home foreclosures in the state. He’s also led the way in energy conservation and planning, historic preservation, consumer protection and transportation.

To read more, click the following: Bob Duff, Supporter of Writing Instruction in Connecticut

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