Mary Ann Handley

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Mary Ann Handley
Connecticut Senator from the 4th District
In office
1997–2011
Preceded by Paul Munns
Succeeded by Steve Cassano
Constituency represented Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester, and Marlborough
Personal details
Born (1936-05-13) May 13, 1936 (age 81)
Manchester, Connecticut
Political party Democratic
Residence Manchester

Mary Ann Handley is an American politician. Handley, a Democrat, served as a member of the Connecticut State Senate from 1997 until her unexpected retirement in 2010. She was Chief Deputy Majority Leader, as well as a member of the Appropriations, Commerce, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, and Judiciary Committees.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

A resident of Manchester, she represented Bolton, Glastonbury, Manchester, and Marlborough in the Connecticut Senate. Prior to being elected to the senate, Handley served as deputy mayor of Manchester (1991–1996) and as a member of the Manchester Board of Directors (1987–1989, 1991–1996). Handley also was a college professor from 1967 to 1997.[8]

She was born and raised in Manchester. Handley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College and a Master of Arts from the University of Connecticut.[9][10]

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Preceded by
Paul Munns
Connecticut Senator from the Fourth District
1997–2010
Succeeded by
Stephen T. Cassano