Gary Winfield


Gary Winfield



April 26, 2016

Slossberg and Winfield Welcome West Haven Students from Seth Haley School to the Senate Chamber

Fourth grade students from Seth Haley School had a field trip to the State Capitol

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A group of 4th grade students from Seth Haley Elementary School were greeted in the Senate Chamber today by Senator Gayle Slossberg and Senator Gary Winfield, both of whom represent the students’ home town of West Haven. Students were told about the work being done in General Assembly, including several bills suggested by students like them.

“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome these young learners into the chamber and hear their thoughts on state government,” said Senator Slossberg. “It was students just like these who helped me come up with the law that allows 17-year-olds to vote in Connecticut’s primaries. The voices of children are a valuable part of our state, and I am glad we were able to host them in the Senate today.”

“Visiting with students is the best reminder of why we do what we do—which is to concentrate our efforts on bettering the State that these young people will inherit and eventually lead,” said Senator Gary Winfield (D-New Haven). “I enjoyed our time with students from West Haven at the Capitol today. These bright young scholars were engaged and excited to visit the Senate Chamber and learn about how laws are made, and I hope they return again soon.”