Rep. Flexer Interested in the Departing Sen. Williams Seat

State Rep. Mae Flexer, who has made her mark in the legislature working on issues such as domestic violence, is interested in running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Senate President Don Williams.

Flexer is inextricably linked to Williams having once served as his aide before running for the House. Flexer is a logical choice to replace Williams. Now in her third term, Flexer is probably best known as the chair of the Speaker’s Task Force on Domestic Violence. She is also an assistant majority leader and vice chair of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee. She also serves as a member of the Internship, Judiciary, and Planning and Development Committees.

Flexer is not ready to get into the race for Williams’ seat just yet. “I haven’t decided yet,” she tells The Hanging Shad. When asked if she’s interested, she responded, “Sure.” She says he will decide, “Sooner rather than later.”

Flexer has mixed feelings about Williams who is sort of a mentor to her. “I genuinely believe that no one has had more effect on public policy in Connecticut in the past 20 years than Don Williams.”

Flexer currently represents the 44th House District that included Plainfield and Killingly.