Toni Boucher (R-26) is seated in a booth at Orem’s Diner in Wilton one weekday morning, before beginning her usual day of non-stop activity. The state senator, representing Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton, orders a bowl of oatmeal, and with her usual frankness and passion talks about what life is like as a state senator.
Talk about your job.
People ask me how I can stand it, knocking my head against the wall, against negative policies and different ideologies. I say, yeah, it affects me personally. I go home and worry about all these things. I worry about people who call me with their problems, I worry about the state of Connecticut, I worry about losing GE. I started my career at GE as a young person. They were the best company I ever worked for. It’s heartbreaking their leaving.