WASHINGTON (WTNH) — U.S. senators and congressmen and women are always allowed to bring a guest to the State of the Union address.
Here’s who’s going from Connecticut:
- Senator Chris Murphy is bringing Caroline Johnson from New Britain. She’s an advocate for early cancer screening.
- Senator Richard Blumenthal is bringing Theresa Leonard from East Hampton. She’s the co-founder of The Underground and a survivor of child sex-trafficking.
- Congressman Joe Courtney will bring Lieutenant Commander Evan Karlik, a Navy officer who currently works as a Navy fellow with Rep. Courtney’s office.
- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is bringing Suzanne Lagarde, the Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Haven Community Health Center.
- Congressman Jim Himes is taking Cindi Bigelow, the CEO of Bigelow Tea which is headquartered in Fairfield.
- Congressman John Larson will take former South Windsor Mayor John Mitchell as his guest.
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