An Elected State Legislator
Mr. Powers was an elected state legislator for 10 years, serving first as a State Representative and later a State Senator. While in the Connecticut Legislature he served as the Senate Chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Vice Chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee. He was also a member of the Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee.
Improving the State's Environment
Mr. Powers was recognized during his tenure in the Legislature as a supporter of measures to improve the state’s environment, particularly Long Island Sound. His Senate district included the City of New London and he played a key role in obtaining state funding which enabled the City to plan comprehensively and begin preparations for waterfront developments.