Friday, December 18, 2015

Sportsman and Environmental Advocate Rep. Terry Backer (D-Stratford) Dead at Age 61

Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen

The loss of Rep. Terry Backer (D-Stratford) - "The 'Soundkeeper" - is a serious loss for conservationalists, sportsmen, the legislature, and the state. Independence, common sense, goal oriented, and perservance were his norm.

In recent years the legislature has lost two stalwarts of sportsmen's issues and Long Island Sound; Terry Backer and Sen. George "Doc" Gunther, both from the Stratford area.  Each received the CCS "Patriot Award'. We hope and believe there is a legislator(s) who will take the reins in Terry's stead.

We had contact with Terry throughout the recent legislative session and he was alert and appeared in near complete recovery from his brain tumor operation. His death came as a complete surprise.  He will be sorely missed. RIP.


Gov. Malloy orders flag at half-staff for Rep. Terry Backer, dead at 61

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