State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) was sworn in March 1, 2019, to represent the 3rd District. Anwar won election to the State Senate in a special election held February 26.
“I’m thankful to the citizens of East Hartford, South Windsor, Ellington and East Windsor for showing confidence in my abilities to address their challenges,” said Sen. Anwar. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working to serve all of the community, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents.”
Before his election to the State Senate on February 26, Sen. Anwar has served as the mayor of South Windsor for two terms, and served on South Windsor’s town council since 2011. He is a medical doctor with specializations in treating lung diseases and critical care medicine, occupational and environmental medicine. He was trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine at, and holds a Master’s Degree in public health from, Yale University. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals.
Sen. Anwar also works with humanitarian and peace initiatives on a local, national and global scale, having organized medical missions for disaster relief and received citations from former Governor Jodi Rell, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz.
Sen. Anwar’s local accomplishments include being a founding member of the South Windsor Hunger Action Team, Zero Waste South Windsor and the South Windsor Alliance for Progress. He is also the founder of South Windsor Haiti School Inc., a board member of the South Windsor Community Foundation and is a former chair of the South Windsor Human Relations Commission.
Sen. Anwar and his family, including wife Dr. Yusra Anis-Anwar, sons Taha and Taseen and his mother Zia Anwar, all live in South Windsor.