Two veteran Democratic legislators are both retiring from the General Assembly after 20 years.
Besides Malloy, the group that will join Kirkley-Bey at the retirement announcement include the current House Speaker, Christopher Donovan of
One of Kirkley-Bey's classmates from nearly 20 years ago, Rep.
Like Kirkley-Bey, Roy found his district substantially redrawn in the recent reapportionment of all 151 House of Representatives seats.
"My wife and I have been discussing the possibility of not running again for many months," Roy said in a statement. "The results of the redistricting effort just made my decision easier."
Roy was heavily involved in some high-profile legislation, including the ban on the use of cell phones while driving and banning the use of the chemical
"Dick Roy has served the people of his 119th District with distinction for 20 years," Donovan said in a statement. "He has made important contributions to Connecticut as chair of the legislature's Environment Committee, and he has worked tirelessly with legislators from across the country to set policy and direction on issues involving agriculture, the environment and energy. His professional and effective presence will be missed in Hartford."
Roy said he is not going way.