Rosemary Klotz, an executive aide to two mayors and a volunteer for Democratic campaigns in New Britain for more than 30 years, will be honored September 22nd at the state Democratic Party’s annual Women’s Leadership Brunch.
Klotz, a Democratic Town Committee (DTC) Trustee, leads the nomination committee and candidate recruitment for the town committee.
News of the award for Klotz drew praise from current and former elected officials.
24th State Rep. Rick Lopes said Rosemary Klotz is “a truly deserving resident and citizen of our town and country. She not only brings hard work and passion but also thoughtfulness and clear thinking that always helps advance progressive movements forward.”
“I would say Rosemary always exhibits a high level of professionalism, tempered by compassion and principled decision making,” said former Commissioner and State Senator Don DeFronzo, who worked with Klotz during his mayoral administration from 1989 to 1993. “She is conscientious, thoughtful and considerate of varying opinions. I always valued her advice when mayor and for years after.”
Said Former Mayor and State Representative Tim O’Brien: “Rosemary has passionate and strong progressive values, while also being steadfast and level-headed in the work that needs to be done to win on those values. I was glad to work with her when I was Mayor, and I feel fortunate to have her has a friend.”
Democratic Town Chair Bill Shortell nominated Klotz for the state party’s women’s award.
Klotz follows three other New Britain Democratic women who previously received the state party leadership award, including Harriet Geragosian, Emma Pierce and Shirley Black. In addition to her public service career Klotz has been a workforce development and employment specialist in the New Britain area for the Human Resource Agency and Workforce Investment Act programs. She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.
The Women’s Leadership Brunch will be held Sunday, September 22 at the Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St, Plantsville. Doors open at 10:30. Tickets are $65 and may be purchased at the Connecticut Democrats website. Klotz will be recognized with nine other women from the state’s five congressional districts. Receiving the Governor Ella T. Grasso Leadership Award will be Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
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