“Many people don’t realize that freight railroads pay their own way with little help from taxpayers. Their massive infrastructure investments in turn benefit Connecticut’s economy—making it more efficient and cost effective for our businesses to reach markets across the country and world.”

Michael McLachlan is serving his fourth term in the Connecticut State Senate representing the communities of Danbury, Bethel, New Fairfield and Sherman. A Deputy Minority Leader, McLachlan is ranking member on the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees. He serves as ranking member of the Finance Committee’s General Bonding Subcommittee.

Prior to being elected to the Senate, McLachlan served as Chief of Staff for Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and had a successful career in financial services including automotive fleet, mortgage banking and small business lending. A Danbury native, McLachlan is a commercial realtor with his own company, Hat City Real Estate, LLC.

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