State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) received the Outstanding Legislative Leader award from the Connecticut Public Housing Resident Network (PHRN) at an event recently held in Meriden.  

“I am very pleased and humbled to even be considered for this award,” said Rep. Butler.  “Being involved with PHRO has meant a great deal to me. The residents are so dedicated and I have really enjoyed my participation.”

Rep. Butler received the PHRO award for his work as House Chairman of the Housing Committee.   In 2011, he was instrumental in passing a law allowing tenants of any public housing complex the ability to elect their representative to that housing authority’s board of commissioners.

The Connecticut Public Housing Resident Network is a statewide organization of public housing residents committed to providing a voice for public housing residents in the decisions that affect their lives and their communities at the local, state and federal levels.

Rep. Butler is in his third term serving the 72nd House District in Waterbury