Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

June 30, 2023

Looney Statement on Passing of Governor Lowell Weicker

HARTFORD – Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney released the following statement on the passing of Governor Lowell Weicker.

“Lowell Weicker was a champion for what needed to be done even when it was unpopular. During his four years as governor, I served my last term in House and first term in the Senate. I’ll never forget when I met with him then to advocate for state funding to renovate the New Haven Coliseum and talking through all the complications and issues that needed to be addressed at the venue. Governor Weicker at the end just looked at me and said ‘You should blow that place up.’ That meeting was indicative of his blunt, straightforward, and humorous style that he brought as governor and for years after as an elder statesman in Connecticut. I am saddened that he has passed and my prayers are with his family and friends.”