Rep. Cummings Receives Committee Assignments – Promoted to Ranking Member of Commerce

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently announced the 2019-2020 legislative committee assignments for State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74).

Representative Cummings, who begins her second term representing the 74th General Assembly District of the East End and East Mountain sections of Waterbury, is being promoted to serve as Ranking Member of the Commerce Committee. The Commerce Committee is a small-business-oriented committee that has cognizance over matters concerning the Department of Economic and Community Development.  Ranking Members are the minority party’s designated leaders of joint committees.

In addition to her new role, Rep. Cummings will continue her dedicated service on the legislature’s powerful Judiciary Committee and also serve on the Children’s Committee.

“I want to thank House Republican Leader Klarides for appointing me to serve as ranking member of the Commerce Committee,” Rep. Cummings said. “As a lifelong supporter of Connecticut’s business community, I look forward to working with my colleagues to find ways to bring stability and growth to the local businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy. Together, we can tackle the difficult issues and move Connecticut forward.”

For more information, and to read descriptions of the duties and responsibilities of each legislative committee please go to and click on the “Committees” tab.

Rep. Cummings to Ring Bell for Salvation Army

Posted on December 6, 2018 by admin


State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) will be raising money for local residents in need by collecting for the Salvation Army at the Reidville Drive Stop and Shop on December 20.

When: Thursday, December 20, 2017 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Stop and Shop – 410 Reidville Dr., Waterbury, CT

Rep. Cummings welcomes all constituents to stop by the store and help make the fundraising event a success! If you are unable to make it on December 20th you can also visit the Salvation Army’s website at to learn of other ways to do good this holiday season; for example, by donating cars, clothing, household goods, airline miles, bonds and stocks, or volunteering for the community.

As a group, the Republican caucuses have raised more than $200,000 for the Salvation Army over the past several years. The Salvation Army responds to natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes, provides meals and toys to families in need, and conducts research and analyses regarding human needs around the country. They also provide adult rehabilitation, veteran services, elderly services, missing person searches, housing assistance, youth recreation, sponsorship, and support in the fight to end human trafficking.

Rep. Cummings Announces Veterans Holiday Giving Tree Locations

Posted on December 3, 2018 by admin


State Representative Stephanie Cummings (R-74) & her community partners are excited to announce locations for the 2018 Veterans Holiday Giving Trees. The holiday trees and their “ornaments” – available between Monday, December 3 and Thursday, December 20 – help provide assistance to Connecticut Veterans in need this holiday season.

How It Works:

  • Trees are decorated with paper ornaments that were handmade by Waterbury students
  • On the back of each ornament are items our veterans are most in need of. (locations listed below)
  • Contributors remove tags from the tree and purchase the designated gift described on the back
  • The contributor then returns the unwrapped item(s) to a designated tree location and the items will be distributed to Connecticut Veterans in need for the holidays

“By collecting much-needed clothing, personal care items and sundries to help the brave, local men and women who volunteer to protect our nation we can say thank you in a tangible, personal way,” Rep. Cummings said. “As a strong supporter of our military, it is my honor to continue the great tradition of giving the Waterbury community shows to its veterans, especially during the holiday season.”

Ornaments are available at one of the Holiday Giving Tree community partner locations

  • Waterbury PAL – 64 Division Street, Waterbury
  • DOLCE, LLC – 2457 East Main Street, Waterbury
  • Waterbury Senior Center- 1985 E. Main St. Waterbury
  • Moore, O’Brien & Foti – 891 Straits Turnpike Middlebury
  • Fidelity National Title Insurance Company – 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 1403 , East Hartford