Mary Mushinsky

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Mary Mushinsky
Mushinsky in 2023
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
from the 85th district
Assumed office
January 7, 1981
Preceded byMichael S. Kraskowski
Personal details
Born (1951-10-07) October 7, 1951 (age 72)
New Haven, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic

Mary Mushinsky (born October 7, 1951) is an American politician who has served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from the 85th district since 1981.[1][2]

In 1992, she was awarded the Sierra Club Distinguished Service Award, which honors persons in public service for strong and consistent commitment to conservation. Mushinsky was a member of the Environment Committee and in 1990, as chair of that committee, Mushinsky introduced a bill that is believed to be the first bill passed in the United States to use the term climate change.[3][4][5] During the 2021-2022 session, she is serving as a deputy speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives.[6]


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  2. ^ Pazniokas, Mark (2010-02-05). "Mary Mushinsky: Citizen activist to Dean of the House". Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  3. ^ "National conference of state legislatures natural resources and infrastructure committee" (PDF). NCSL Natural Resourcs. August 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Mushinsky, Mary (2014). "The Quinnipiac River" (PDF). Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Sierra Club Announces Annual Awards". Sierra Club National. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  6. ^ "2021-2022 House Democratic Leadership". Connecticut House Democrats. Retrieved 6 August 2022.