Monday, January 12, 2009

Hornish takes office

Newly sworn-in State Representative Maryanne “Annie” Hornish (D-Granby) officially took office January 7 at the State Capitol as a member of the Connecticut General Assembly.

“I am honored that the residents of my community have put their faith in me to represent them in these challenging times,” said Hornish. “It’s now time to get to work on the issues facing our state and our towns.”
Hornish represents the 62nd House District, which includes the towns of Barkhamsted, East Granby, Granby and New Hartford. She was named to the Legislature’s Commerce, Education and Environment Committees by Speaker of the House Christopher G. Donovan (D-Meriden).
The Commerce Committee’s main mission is to encourage business growth and oversee matters related to the Department of Community and Economic Development. In addition to education issues, the Education Committee’s jurisdiction includes the arts, libraries and museums. The Environment Committee’s focus includes conservation, pollution control, state parks and forests, water resources and agriculture.
“Rep. Hornish brings experience and energy on a variety of issues ranging from business to the environment to the Capitol,” said Speaker Donovan. “As we face the challenging times ahead, I know the towns Rep. Hornish serves will be well represented.”
Hornish has a Bachelor of Science in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture, a Certification in Cytotechnology from UConn Health Center, and Masters of Business Administration from Western New England College. She currently works as a cytotechnologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., and is involved in a variety of humane education and animal rights advocacy efforts.



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