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Saud Anwar

Representing East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor

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Senator Anwar Appointed As Co-Chair Of Crumbling Foundations Caucus

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) was appointed Chair of the Crumbling Foundations Caucus with several of his fellow colleagues after State Representative Geoff Luxenberg (D-Manchester), founder of the bipartisan caucus, announced his stepping down from that position. Sen. Anwar is now Senate co-chair of the caucus alongside State Senator Dan Champagne (R-Vernon); State Representatives Tom Delnicki (R-South Windsor) and Pat Wilson Pheanious (D-Tolland) will serve as House co-chairs.

"It is an honor to be named co-chair of this vitally important caucus," said Sen. Anwar. "Crumbling foundations continue to impact thousands of families and homeowners across our state, and we must work not only to help them but to ensure no one else suffers from this issue in the future. I look forward to working with Senator Champagne and Representatives Delnicki and Wilson Pheanious, as all of us have seen firsthand the damage crumbling foundations caused in our community. That gives us a common bond that will help us work collaboratively to fight this scourge on our region."

"It has been an honor to help lead the fight for relief for the victims of crumbling concrete since 2013 and to see the progress we have made together on this issue, including a few big victories in 2019," said Rep. Luxenberg. "But there is so much important work on these issues that will remain for years to come. I was proud to have formed the bipartisan Concrete Caucus and to have Co-Chaired the group throughout 2019 with State Representative Delnicki, but the time has come to pass the baton of leadership to State Senator Saud Anwar. I will remain an active member of our group and am excited that Senator Anwar will take over my position as Co-Chair and lead our efforts in 2020 and beyond. Senator Anwar has been a consistent and exemplary champion for victims of crumbling concrete dating back to his days as Mayor of South Windsor and including his recent time spent with the Quarry Standards working group. A Senate Co-Chair of his caliber will benefit the cause, and working together, we will continue to advocate for our impacted communities."

The Crumbling Foundations Caucus first formed in February 2019 as a bipartisan effort for legislators to work to battle crumbling concrete foundations caused by the presence of the mineral pyrrhotite. The caucus works in conjunction with the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company, an active insurer designed to help rebuild these foundations.

 

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