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Marilyn Moore

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Deputy President Pro Tempore, Connecticut State Senate (2017 - Present)

Connecticut State Senate, District 22 (2015 - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Personal

Full Name:

Marilyn Moore

Gender:

Female

Family:

3 Children

Birth Date:

11/13/1948

Birth Place:

Bridgeport, CT

Home City:

Bridgeport, CT

Religion:

Baptist

Education

Attended, University of Bridgeport

Political Experience

Deputy President Pro Tempore, Connecticut State Senate, 2017-present

Senator, Connecticut State Senate, District 22, 2015-present

Candidate, Connecticut State Senate, District 22, 2008

Current Legislative Committees

Vice Chair, Children

Member, Executive and Legislative Nominations

Member, Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Co-Chair, Human Services

Member, Legislative Management

Co-Chair, Subcommittee on General Bonding

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Chair, Children Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Education Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Environment Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Environment Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, Connecticut State House of Representatives

Former Co-Chair, Human Services Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Public Health Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Former Member, Public Health Committee, Connecticut State Senate

Professional Experience

Former Executive, AT&T

Legislative Aide, State Senator Edwin A. Gomes, District 23

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

Chair, Board, End Hunger CT!, 2011-present

Volunteer, Juneteenth, 2011-present

Secretary, Board of Directors, Hall Neighborhood House

Connecticut Representative, Food Solutions New England Coalition

Disciple, Mount Aery Baptist Church

Member, Network Support Team Connecticut Food Systems Alliance

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, The Witness Project of Connecticut

President, Bridgeport Black Pride, 2001-2008

President, Les Treize Business & Professional Women’s Organization, 2005-2007

Member, Board of Managers, Cancer Care, 2002-2006

Additional Information

Awards:

Southwestern Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Community Partner Award
Negro Business & Professional Women Sojourner Truth Award
African American Affairs Commission Woman of the Year, 2007
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Mother of the Year Award, 2006
NAACP Community Service Award, 2006
American Cancer Society Life Saver Education Award, 2005
Al-Aziz Women Who Make a Positive Difference, 2005
Cape Verdean Women's Association Community Service Award, 2004
Negro Business & Professional Women's Woman of the Year Award, 2003
President's Cancer Panel, 2001

Number of Grandchildren:

9

Policy Positions

Connecticut State Legislative Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Abortion & Reproductive

1. Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
- Pro-choice

2. Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
- Yes

3. Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
- No

4. Other or expanded principles
- women should have the right to make decisions about their bodies. Their decision should be considered a personal one and not one decided by anyone else.

Budget, Spending, & Tax

Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Connecticut's budget.

1. Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions?
- No

2. Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees?
- No

3. Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients?
- No

4. An income tax increase on any tax bracket?
- Yes

5. Other or expanded principles
- I would support an increase on incomes over $250,000. I do not support increasing the income tax on families making less than$250,000. I would also support a review of the tax structure for individuals with income over 1 million. State employees have done their fair share in taking furloughs and cuts, we must ask large employers who do not pay fair wages to do their part. They would provide some relief on programs subsidize by the State to low wage workers.

Campaign Finance & Government Reform

1. Do you support any limits on campaign contributions to state candidates?
- Yes

2. Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
- Yes

3. Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
- Yes

4. Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
- No

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime & Public Safety

1. Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
- No

2. Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
- Yes

3. Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
- No

4. Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
- No Answer

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Economic

1. Do you support state government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
- Yes

2. Do you support lowering state taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
- No

3. Do you support reducing state government regulations on the private sector?
- No

4. Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
- Yes

5. Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
- Yes

6. Do you support an increase of the minimum wage of Connecticut?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- I support increasing wages to support economic growth.

Education

1. Do you support adopting federal education standards in Connecticut?
- No

2. Do you support state funding for charter schools?
- Yes

3. Should immigrants unlawfully present in the United States who graduate from Connecticut high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Environment & Energy

1. Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
- Yes

2. Do you support state government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
- Yes

3. Do you support increasing state funding for clean drinking water initiatives?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Gun

1. Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
- Yes

2. Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
- Yes

3. Should teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?
- No

4. Should a license be required for gun ownership?
- Yes

5. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Health

1. Should the state government increase funding for treatment facilities to combat opioid abuse?
- Yes

2. Do you support Medicaid expansion through Connecticut's health care programs?
- Yes

3. Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
- Yes

4. Do you support legislation that grants citizens the right to choose to die through euthanasia?
- Yes

5. Do you support eliminating religious exemptions for vaccinations?
- No

6. Do you support implementing a state administered paid medical and family leave program?
- Yes

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Social

1. Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Connecticut's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

2. Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Connecticut's anti-discrimination laws?
- Yes

3. Do you support greater efforts by Connecticut state government in closing the pay gap between men and women?
- Yes

4. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

In the following area, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.
- Education- create equitable funding formula for all childrenWages - increase wages to $15 Healthcare - protect women's right to reproductive health, and Medicaid

Events

2020

May 26
Cocktails and Conversation with Senator Marilyn Moore

Tue 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Bridgeport, Connecticut

May 18
Haitian Heritage Flag Day

Mon 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

Dec. 17
Women's Transition Policy Committee: Presentation

Mon 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Grace Academy Hartford Hartford, CT