State Rep. Livvy Floren represents the 149th District of Stamford and Greenwich. She was re-elected to her 10th term and serves as Ranking Member of the Bonding sub-committee, and as a member of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding and the Insurance and Real Estate committees. She was also reappointed Assistant Republican Leader by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
State Representative Livvy Floren’s leadership skills and her ability to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle have made her an especially effective voice in Hartford for her Stamford and Greenwich constituents.
Rep. Floren has always been a champion of women’s issues at home and in Hartford. In the past two years alone, she cosponsored the following legislation:
P.A. 18-10 (2018) – Expanding Insurance Coverage of Essential Health Benefits and Expanding Mandated Health Benefits for Women, Children and Adolescents
S.B. 3 requires sexual harassment training in workplaces with three or more employees, and lengthens the statute of limitations to 30 years for sexual assault victims who may have been afraid to initially come forward.
P.A. 18-5 encourages more victims of domestic violence to ask for help by reducing the occurrence of dual arrests, which happens when police are unable to identify the dominant aggressor and end up arresting both parties. For years, this has discouraged many individuals, primarily women, from reporting heinous acts. Now, police will undergo more rigorous training to help identify the guilty party.
P.A. 18-8 seeks to reduce the gender pay gap. Now, employers and not permitted to ask job candidates about pay history, which proponents hope will allow women to receive a salary commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position for which they are applying.
P.A. 18-10 expands mandatory healthcare insurance coverage to include ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn health care, mental health, behavioral health and substance use disorder services, prescription drugs, rehabilitation, laboratory services, preventative services, and pediatric care.
Rep. Floren also cosponsored an act that requires insurers to offer both mammography and magnetic resonance imaging as options for breast cancer screening for women with family histories of breast cancer.
She has also been a strong advocate for women’s reproductive rights.
Other issues of importance to Rep. Floren and her constituents include conservation, environmental sustainability, economic development in Stamford and Greenwich, including transportation improvements and funding, preservation of important historical and cultural sites, education, and non-profit organizations that serve the local communities.
Representative Floren serves with a variety of community organizations and has been active in local government for many years. She understands the special needs and challenges facing the 149th District and is committed to dealing with them.
Representative Floren is a former member of the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation, and also served two terms as a member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting.
Representative Floren’s civic involvement includes leadership in the following: Air Conservation Trust, Boys and Girls State Commission, Community Centers, Greenwich Community Gardens, the Greenwich Point Conservancy, and the Stamford Watershed Association.
She also worked for Community Answers, the Greenwich Botanical Center, the Greenwich Community Fund, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich High School PTA, Greenwich Library, Hortulus, Round Hill Community Church, Round Hill Nursery School, and Greenwich YWCA.
In 2015, Rep. Floren was honored with the inaugural David N. Theis Outstanding Service to the Community Award for her work on behalf of the people of the 149th District.
A Greenwich resident for 47 years, she has been married to Doug Floren for 51 years. The Florens have four children: Jenny, Melissa, David and Clay, eight grandchildren – Greta, Dean, Bella, Anna, RJ, Lina, Magda, and Sasha.