Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



December 10, 2022

Sen. McCrory Continues as Senate Chair of Education Committee

Additionally Appointed as Vice Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee

State Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford, Bloomfield, and Windsor) will continue to serve as Senate Chair of the Education Committee and step into a new leadership role as Vice-Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee as announced by Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven).

A long-time educator, Sen. McCrory has been a leader in legislative efforts to expand minority teacher recruitment and retention, support youth mental health, create an African American and Latino studies course for high school students, and close gaps in educational opportunity. Additionally, Sen. McCrory has been a firm advocate for state investment in programs and organizations focused on youth enrichment and career training.

“The potential of our state is directly tied the ability of Connecticut’s children to succeed and thrive. I’m eager to continue working with my colleagues on the Education Committee to ensure that our students have the resources to achieve their career and life goals,” said Sen. McCrory. “Furthermore, we must continue to strengthen the ability of schools to be hubs for learning, but also to support the mental, social-emotional, and physical needs of young people as they move along their educational journey into adulthood.”

Sen. McCrory continued, “I’m thankful for Sen. Looney’s confidence in elevating me to serve as vice chair on the Energy and Technology Committee. The work of this committee is front of mind for many residents as we seek solutions to ease utility costs on families and mitigate the impact of increasingly severe weather, which is the result of climate change.”

“Senator McCrory is well respected by his colleagues and throughout his district. He has been a champion in advocating that all of Connecticut’s children have access to a high-quality education. I’m pleased to re-appoint him as Senate Chair of the Education Committee,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney. “An educator himself, Sen. McCrory has continually reminded us that the future of Connecticut is our children and that we need to give them every resource to succeed.”

The Energy and Technology Committee has cognizance on matters related to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, along with energy planning and activities.