Terry Gerratana was first elected in 2011 to represent the citizens of New Britain, Berlin and Farmington. In November of 2016, she was re-elected by her constituents to serve a fourth term. Throughout her time as a legislator, Terry has established herself as a thoughtful advocate for healthy families and communities.
She has been involved in her community as a concerned citizen, a volunteer, an organizer, an activist and previously as a state representative, for more than two decades.
As the senate co-chair of the Public Health committee, Terry is involved in many of our legislative initiatives each year. This year she partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to introduce and champion legislation (https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/s/pdf/2017SB-00034-R01-SB.pdf) that would create a stroke system of care, to ensure that when you experience stroke in CT, that ultimately, you have the best chance at a positive outcome. Some of her close family members are stroke survivors. Having that personal connection made her a strong advocate of the issue, and thanks in large part to her leadership, the bill is now before the Senate where it awaits further action.
In addition to being a legislator, and a friend to the AHA, Terry’s heart is with her family. She is a mother, a grandmother, and lives with her husband, Dr Frank Gerratana, in New Britain.