Rep. Alexander Has Military Background; Knowledge Of The Capitol

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Those who know David Alexander say his greatest asset as a state lawmaker will be his military background — second only to his knowledge of the legislature and the Capitol.

Alexander, a 31-year-old Democrat from Enfield, is believed to be the only lawmaker in both chambers of the General Assembly to have served in the military after Sept. 11, 2001, and he is very aware that he brings a unique perspective to the Capitol at a time when soldiers are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Connecticut is expecting about 7,000 veterans to return to the state over the next two years.

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