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Comptroller Honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Contact: Bob King
860-703-3311 or 860-702-3300

State Comptroller Nancy Wyman has been given the 1997 Leadership Award by the Connecticut Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

MADD's second annual leadership award went to Wyman for her "dedicated and energetic support" of the anti-drunk driving group and for serving as Honorary Chair of its Holiday Awareness Program, according to MADD. Comptroller Wyman filmed what the organization called "an incredibly well-received" public service announcement explaining MADD's holiday safety message. She has also been active in other MADD events and has supported MADD's legislative initiatives in the General Assembly.

The award was presented by last year's recipient, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, at a Hartford Club luncheon Friday.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized by MADD," Wyman said. "MADD's message has saved a countless number of lives across the nation."

On Friday evening, Comptroller Wyman also received MADD's "Government Leaders Against Drunk Driving" award at an annual ceremony at the State Police Training Academy in Meriden. The ceremony also honors state and local police officers for their vigorous enforcement drunk-driving laws.

(For further information, please contact Janice A. Heggie, executive director, or Lindy Gold, director of development and community relations, at MADD's state headquarters in Woodbridge, ph. 203 389-3595.)

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For Immediate Release
May 20, 1997

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