State Rep. Noreen Kokoruda proudly represents the 101st District, which encompasses Madison and Durham. She was sworn into office on Feb. 25, 2011, after winning a special election and was re-elected to her fifth term in November 2018.
Noreen serves on the General Assembly’s Committees on Education, Appropriations, Children, and Planning and Development. As a member of the legislature’s Committee on Legislative Management, Kokoruda also serves as House Republican Deputy Leader-at-Large.
Kokoruda has lived in Madison for over 40 years and has spent the entire time dedicated to public service, including 14 years as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Professionally, she served for almost 15 years as the Executive Director of the Shoreline Foundation. Noreen has served as a member of several caucuses and task forces, including Coastal Resiliency, Water Safety, Tourism and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Noreen has worked to give a voice to small towns, provide new laws for people with dyslexia, education of all special need students, autism programs, anti-vaping and smoking, and school safety.
Rep. Kokoruda has been honored by the CT Alliance for Early Childhood, CT Chiefs of Police, Charter Schools, CT Youth Service Board, and CT YMCAs.
Kokoruda has always fought to keep a bipartisan spirit in local politics and has worked diligently to keep that same attitude in Hartford. She feels strongly that the people you represent must be put before politics. She lives with her husband Dan and is the proud mother of 2 sons and 5 exceptional grandchildren.