State Sen. Adnrea Stillman
Andrea Stillman CT Mirror file photo

State Sen. Andrea Stillman announced Wednesday she will not run for re-election this fall.

Stillman, a Democrat from Waterford, is Senate chairwoman of the legislature’s Education Committee and has been a member of the Connecticut General Assembly for two decades.

“Looking back on my 22 years in the House and Senate, I feel immensely proud of the work I have done for my constituents, and deeply privileged to have been entrusted with such a remarkable opportunity,” Stillman said in a press release.

“There will be time for further reflection in the months ahead,” she continued, “but for now my attention is fixed on a number of initiatives I aim to see passed before the close of the 2014 legislative session. There is much work left to be done and I intend to see it through.”

Stillman has opposed the expansion of keno gambling in the state. She also played a key role in crafting 2012 legislation that reformed education laws in the state.

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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