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Norwalk Lawmaker Honored for Helping Families

State Sen. Bob Duff's work on behalf of children and families has earned him the honor of Family Legislator of the Year from the Connecticut Council of Family Services Agencies. The Norwalk Democrat received the award at a ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday night.

"As a legislator and as a parent, I understand the difficulties that Connecticut families face and, during my time in the legislature, I've tried to address some of the issues that I believe have a direct impact in their lives," Duff said.

Duff's efforts have included a transition to healthier green cleaning products in schools, a ban on harmful chemicals in children's products and allocation and preservation of funding for family resource centers. He even stood outside on winter mornings and rang a Salvation Army bell to raise money for local charities.

The council has given the award to one General Assembly member for each of the past 23 years. Daniel O'Connell, council president and CEO, called Duff "a true champion for the families of Connecticut."

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