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Clark Chapin announces he will not seek reelection to State Senate in 2016

New Milford State Senator Clark Chapin will not seek re-election to the 30th District seat.  Chapin was first elected to the State Senate in November 2012 after serving 12 years in the State House of Representatives.


Chapin says now it s the right time to start exploring new opportunities.  He says it's been a privilege to serve in the legislature for the past 15 years.


Chapin co-chairs the Regulation Review Committee, serves as Ranking Member of the Environment Committee, and is a member of the Appropriation Committee.  Chapin previously served at the local level as a member of the New Milford Town Council, Traffic Authority Chairman and as a member of the Water Pollution Control Authority.


During his time in the legislature, Chapin has received statewide recognition for his leadership on a multitude of issues. This past Tuesday, he received his third Legislative Leadership Award from Working Lands Alliance for his work on farmland preservation.  He has also received leadership awards for his work on issues involving agriculture, veterinary medicine, domestic violence, responsible dog ownership, children’s issues, protection of public drinking water and recreational boating.


House and Senate Clerk records show Sen. Chapin has had 100% session attendance 14 out of 15 years he has served in the General Assembly.  During the 2015 session, Chapin cast his vote on each of the 485 roll call votes taken in the State Senate, making it his 9th consecutive year not having missed a session vote.

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