Meet Mary Abrams, Democrat for CT's 13th State Senate District
After years as a teacher and a community leader, Mary Daugherty Abrams became our State Senator two years ago. She has quickly made her mark as one of Connecticut’s most effective leaders, especially when it comes to the economy and health care.
In just her first term, Mary was chosen as Chair of the Public Health Committee. In that role, she helped lead coronavirus recovery, helping Connecticut be a national leader in testing. She has also worked to reduce in the cost of health care by capping the cost of insulin to $25 a month and other prescription drugs, reining in the cost of high deductible health care plans, and expanding access to safe, affordable tele-health doctor visits.
Senator Abrams is an educator, wife, mother, and grandmother and a resident of Meriden for over 40 years. Her parents, Mary and Ken Daugherty, moved from Ohio to Meriden where they raised Mary and her three siblings, Kathy, 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.