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Heather Somers' Biography

Office: State Senate (CT) - District 18, Republican Assistant Minority Leader, Majority Whip

Contact Information

Legislative Office Building, Room 3104
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Full Name:

Heather B. Somers

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Mark; 3 Children

Birth Place:

Groton, CT

Home City:

Groton, CT

BA, Economics, University of Connecticut, 1984-1988

Assistant Minority Leader, Connecticut State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, Connecticut State Senate, District 18, 2017-present

Majority Whip, Connecticut State Senate, 2017-present

Member, Groton Town Council, 2008-2018

Candidate, Connecticut State Lieutenant Governor, 2014

Mayor, Town of Groton, 2012-2014

Former Vice Chair, Education Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Environment Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Public Health Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education, Connecticut State Senate

Former Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Health, Connecticut State Senate

Vice President, International Sales/Marketing, Hollister Incorporated

Founding Partner, Hydrofera Limited Liability Company, 1997-2012

Chairman, Economic Development Committee of Groton

Founding Member, Energy Efficiency Task Force

Member, Finance Committee of Groton

Member, Public Health Committee of Groton

Member, School Planning Task Force

Member, Utilities Expansion Steering Committee of Groton

Awards:

Medical Device Excellence Award, 2000
Silver Award Winner, Connecticut Women of Innovation Awards, 2007

Pets (include names):

Three pugs

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