On Thursday State Rep Meskers said he had decided not to seek election to the Senate 36th district seat, following Alex Kasser’s resignation on Tuesday.
Kasser, who represented Greenwich and portions of New Canaan and Stamford in the 36th Senate District, said in a statement that she was resigning for personal reasons.
“Her advocacy for the voices of victims of domestic abuse and her sense of social justice still resonate in me,” Meskers said, adding that since news of Kasser’s resignation broke, he had been approached by friends and constituents suggesting he consider running for her seat.
“I love the job I have, as well as the opportunity it gives me to serve, and am ever grateful for the trust placed in me.”
“However, I have decided to hold fast to the commitments I made to the people of the 150th and therefore will not seek election to the 36th Senate district seat. I look forward to continuing to serve in my present capacity.
In the November 2020 election, Meskers won a second term, defeating challenger Republican Joe Kelly.