State Senator Ed Meyer not seeking reelection

Senator Ed Meyer

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– State senator Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) announced on Monday that he won’t seek reeclection.

Meyer said in a statement that he looks forward to retirement after 50 years in public service, starting with his appointment by Robert F. Kennedy as a Federal Prosecutor in the U. S. Department of Justice in 1964.

Meyer has served in the legislative in both New York and Connecticut. He turns 80-years-old next year.

From 1977 to 2000, Meyer served as a member and Vice Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents.

In 2008, Meyer was appointed as Senate Chair of the Environment Committee.

Over the last ten years he has also served as chair of the Children’s Committee and Program Review and Investigations.

Meyer was labeled the “Green Knight” in 2012 by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Meyer thanked his wife Patty Ann for her much support and perseverance, as well as their 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

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