George Jepsen, Attorney General of Connecticut, was the recipient of the “Democrat of the Year Award“. George took the oath of office as Attorney General in 2011; before taking office he was a practicing lawyer for 26 years. He has a long history in state government that started in 1987 when he was elected to Stamford’s 148 State House District. He went on to serve as State Senator in the 27th State Senatorial District from 1990 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005 he was the Democratic State Party Chairman from 2003-2005. Recently he praised the passage of Senate Bill 949, An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness, which includes several changes to the state’s data breach notification law.
Una Glennon was the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award“. An active member of the Milford Democratic Town Committee for more than 30 years, she served on the mayoral campaign of Alberta Jagoe and worked with many mayoral campaigns during her time. Una also served on the Board of Alderman for eight years where she also acted as the liaison to the Board of Education. Other accolades include her serving on the State Central Committee and being a member of several local boards and commissions.
Richard Conine was the recipient of the “Outstanding Community Service Award“. Richie credits his father, Tom Conine, for planting his family’s roots in Milford in 1949 with the opening of Milford Seafood. Richie operates the Stonebridge Restaurant in Downtown Milford on Daniel Street with his family and has a long history of community involvement here in town. He is known for his generosity to a number of Milford community organizations and for volunteering to serve on numerous local committees.
The 7th Annual Milford Democratic Awards also had the great pride of honoring the recipients of the 1st Annual Claire Phelan Scholarship Award. Students from Jonathan Law and Joseph A. Foran High School were given the scholarship award, named in the memory of Claire Phelan. Sara Dato and Kyle-Gabriel Tan from Jonathan Law and Elizabeth Hull and Drew Lenz from Foran High School were given the scholarship. We wish you great success in your college studies.
Big thank you to all who helped organize the dinner and a thank to everyone who took out ad space in the Milford Democrat’s ad book this year!
Congratulations to all the honorees of the 7th Annual Milford Democratic Party Awards Dinner. We thank you for your public service!