On Wednesday January 20 the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association presents an address by Themis Klarides, the Republican Minority Leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives and one of Connecticut’s two highest ranking elected Republicans.
She will discuss “Connecticut’s Business Climate: Challenges and Solutions.” Ms. Klarides is currently serving her ninth term form the 114th House District, representing Woodbridge, Derby and Orange.
One of Connecticut’s two highest-ranking elected Republicans is coming to the RMA to discuss why her party thinks that the status quo in Hartford is not the right path forward. Although Republicans have been shut out of budget negotiations in the Legislature, Minority Leader Klarides has found a way to publicize such Republican issues as fiscal responsibility and to offer common-sense, practical solutions to the state’s many problems including a $3 billion deficit over the next two years.
Ms. Klarides is currently serving in her ninth term from the 114th House District representing Woodbridge, Derby, and Orange. She currently lives in Derby.
Following the 2014 elections in which she received 66% of the vote, her House Republican colleagues unanimously elected her as the first female Republican leader. She leads the largest House Republican caucus in 20 years.
Themis graduated from Trinity College (B.A.) and Quinnipiac School of Law (J.D.). She observed and then worked part-time with her family running its supermarket in Orange. Working at her family’s supermarket she gained appreciation for the challenges that small businesses face today.
The Greenwich Retired Mens’ Association offers a program every Wednesday. RMA meetings are free and open to the public, both men and women; no reservations are required. Our social break starts at 10:40am, followed promptly by our speaker at 11:00am. Meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, on Lafayette Place.