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Julia Wasserman, 91, Former State Represenative

WESTON, Conn. -- Former State Representative Julia Wasserman passed on Aug. 18 at the age of 91.

“I’m incredibly sad to learn of Ms. Wasserman’s passing, yet I find comfort knowing she lived an incredible life. From a child who escaped the Nazis in Germany and saw the worst of humanity, Julia Wasserman made her life mission to be the best of humanity. She demonstrated that through her 18 years of public service in the legislature and her passionate dedication to community and faith, and in countless other ways. She was truly the embodiment of all that is good and she was one of the classiest people I’ve ever met," said State Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28), who represents Connecticut's 28th Senatorial District including the towns of Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport. “Ms. Wasserman’s passing is a profound loss for the Newtown community and the entire State of Connecticut. My heart and prayers will remain with her immediate and extended family, as well as her many friends and former colleagues.”

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement on the death of Wasserman who was a nine-time representative: “Julia Wasserman was an original – an original thinker, and original doer, rejecting stereotypes and partisan straightjackets and seeking effective solutions with energy and insight. She was tireless in her dedication to public service, with a uniquely warm, embracing presence. She led an extraordinary life of caring, friendship, and service to the community, state and country she loved.”

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