Julie Kushner

State Senator

Julie Kushner

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together for Progress

June 17, 2021

Sen. Kushner Releases Statement Regarding Deputy Labor Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo’s Nomination As Labor Commissioner

Today, State Senator Julie Kushner (D-Danbury) released the following statement after the announcement that Danté Bartolomeo, currently serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor, will be nominated to lead that department as Labor Commissioner with the impending retirement of current Commissioner Kurt Westby. Sen. Kushner is Senate Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee.

“In my time in the State Senate, I have gotten to know Danté in her role as the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor. She served our state during a challenging time, ensuring families in need got the benefits they needed during a global pandemic. At a time when our state is looking to make life better for working people and working families, the Department of Labor will play a big role, and I’m looking forward to continuing our working relationship moving forward.”