Editor’s Note: All candidates for Governor, Secretary of the State, Attorney General, U. S. Senate, 2nd Congressional District, State Senate and State House Districts for Haddam and Killingworth were invited to send a brief statement and a photo to HK-Now.com. These are being posted online as they arrive. They also will appear in Haddam Killingworth News over four Thursdays in October.
Posted on September 28, 2022:
As Haddam’s state representative running for re-election, I’m building on four legislative sessions of experience, relationship-forging, and leadership. I serve as vice chair of the Environment Committee, Democratic Leader of the Internship Committee, and Assistant Majority Leader. I’ve been endorsed by both the Independent Party and the Working Families Party.
Before running, I served as policy analyst for the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, helping legislators understand the consequences of their votes on matters affecting those three populations. Previously, I was Media Director for the State Treasury, communicating to the general public the complexities of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
I’ve been a journalist, a high school teacher, and once owned a bowling alley. In 2018 I launched my own business, Sexual Harassment Prevention, LLC, which trains corporations, colleges and non-profits.
Why I am running: My Priorities
Being a good legislator is more than a full-time commitment to the people of Haddam, Chester, Essex and Deep River. I’ve helped bring $1.3 million in State funding to Haddam, have gotten four of my own bills passed, and shepherded many significant bills ranging from protecting firefighters from the toxic chemical PFAS, to “Cecil’s Law,” which banned trophy hunting in Connecticut while protecting legitimate hunters’ Second Amendment rights.
As everyone knows, the pandemic has taken an enormous toll on our children’s mental health, our economy, our teachers, and working families’ pocketbooks. I’m running to continue to protect our most vulnerable, to make Connecticut more affordable for our retirees and working families, to support young people who want to stay or move here, to protect women’s access to reproductive healthcare, to fight climate change, and make sure everyone – regardless of political affiliation — can vote in safety and security.