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VOTE NOVEMBER 8

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ABOUT CRISTIN

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Cristin McCarthy Vahey has represented Connecticut's 133rd District since 2015. She co-chairs the General Assembly’s Planning and Development Committee, the Continuing Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development, and a working group of the Commission on Connecticut’s Development and Future. She has served as the Majority Caucus Chair.

 

Cristin is a social worker and community advocate. She is the daughter and granddaughter of military veterans and public servants who instilled deep patriotism and a passion for public service and bringing people together. Cristin’s experience includes intensive family preservation in the foster care system, serving as a youth minister, and working with kids in juvenile detention. She has held leadership roles in the League of Women Voters, Scouts, and the PTA, and she is a co-founder and a previous co-chair of the Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, which works to promote youth resiliency and prevent teen suicide and substance misuse.   

 

In 2005 Cristin was elected to the first of three terms on Fairfield’s Representative Town Meeting, where she served as Minority Leader, and in 2011 was elected to the Board of Selectmen, where she served until she became State Representative in 2015. Cristin received her B.A. in Economics and Government at the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Social Work at the University of Washington. She and her husband Brian, a U.S. Navy Veteran, have three children, two graduates of Fairfield Warde High School and one in Fairfield Public Schools. 

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CRISTIN IS AN EXPERIENCED AND EFFECTIVE LEADER WHO HAS DELIVERED FOR HER DISTRICT TIME AND TIME AGAIN

This past session, she co-wrote and helped champion landmark legislation to expand access to affordable healthcare coverage, support children's mental health, and bolster small business recovering from the pandemic. She has worked to improve our state's fiscal stability and create opportunities for residents and families of all ages and stages.

CRISTIN IS INVESTING IN CONNECTICUT'S FUTURE BY:

Leading efforts to combat the impact of inflation and make Connecticut more affordable

Growing our local economy by guiding federal infrastructure money to projects in Fairfield and Bridgeport

Making it affordable for seniors to retire in their communities

Supporting our teachers, students, and parents and rebuilding our workforce development pipeline

Strengthening gun violence prevention and keeping our communities safe