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Richard J. Balducci

Richard J. Balducci Richard J. Balducci of Deep River is vice president of Doyle, D'Amore and Balducci in Hartford. A 20-year state legislator, Balducci’s record of service in the state legislature includes two terms as Speaker of the House – the highest ranking position in the House of Representatives - and one term in the State Senate.

His tenure included leadership in achieving landmark legislation in various fields, including prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace, A Women’s Right to Choose, Sexual Preference Rights, Objective Job Evaluations for State and Local Employees and raising the state’s legal drinking age.

An alumnus of Central Connecticut State University, Balducci taught history for 17 years in the Newington school system, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University System between 1995 and 2011, most recently as the Board’s Vice Chair. He has also served as co-chairman of “Drugs Don’t Work” and as a corporator of St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

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