Meet Mary Abrams, Democrat for CT's 13th State Senate District
Mary Daugherty Abrams is an educator, wife, mother, and grandmother, who has lived in the 13th State Senate District for most of her life. Her parents, Mary and Ken Daugherty, moved from Ohio to Meriden where they raised Mary and her three siblings, Kathy (Allgaier), Ken, and Tom. Mary attended St. Rose and graduated from Maloney High School. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, obtained a Sixth-Year degree in Educational Leadership, and received the Educational Leadership Student Award for Excellence in Practice. Mary taught Special Education as a classroom teacher for 25 years. She then transitioned into administration and served over 10 years as a Director of Special Education and a High School Assistant Principal.
When Mary married Jim 32 years ago, they too decided to raise their children, Madeline (Thomas) and Nicholas, in Meriden. Mary was very involved in her children’s local activities, both in school and the community. She was also an active member of St. Andrews Church and proudly served on their vestry. This is Mary’s first run for political office, though she has been involved in public life for many years.