Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dancho Throws Hat Into Ring for Second Term


State Representative Laura Dancho (R)
120th House District

By: Joseph Coss, Campaign Coordinator

Rep. Dancho, who notably unseated a two-term legislator in 2022, has successfully developed a reputation for supporting bipartisan solutions that promote affordability, safety, and local issues in her first year as representative.

 “I am honored to represent the hardworking residents of Stratford,” said Dancho. “I have always acknowledged our diverse community of ideas and will continue to echo resident concerns in Hartford. Moving ahead, my legislative goals are simple: propose and support legislation to secure a more affordable, safe, and sustainable place to call home.”

In her first year, Dancho helped propose and pass the largest tax cut in Connecticut history as a part of the state budget agreement. She also paved the way for several new laws that include protecting our seniors from financial exploitation (PA 23-161), fully funding Education Cost Sharing (ECS) grants (PA 23-208), improving veteran services (PA 23-34), and growing our firefighter and EMS forces (PA 23-1) while ensuring families of fallen officers receive financial support.

 Recognized for her experience as a former Stratford Town Council member, Dancho also serves on the legislative Environment, Transportation, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees. On the Environment Committee, she co-sponsored legislation that prevents the harvesting of horseshoe crabs, designates shorebird protection areas, and provides municipal funding for the removal of dead or hazardous trees.

Back home, Dancho continues to advocate for quality education, police and first responders, and her community’s small businesses. She frequently attends Stratford Community Conversations, participates in events at public schools and the Baldwin Center, and has recently launched her “Stratford Spotlight” series, which looks to feature Stratford-owned businesses and organizations.

 In 2023, Dancho was recognized for having a 100% pro-small business voting record by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). She also received the 2023 Karl Sholanich Award for ‘Republican of the Year’ from the Stratford Republican Town Committee for her volunteer service, commitment, and unwavering dedication to our town.

For more information on Rep. Dancho, her platform, achievements, and how to contribute, please visit: or text “DANCHO” TO (888) 444-8774.


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