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"This unusual time has helped us recognize the profound ways we are connected; how we depend on each other for our physical and emotional health, our prosperity, and the future of our nation.
I bring to the office of State Representative my depth of experience collaborating, convening and connecting people to solve problems and strengthen our community. It is my respect for and desire to listen to the people of Fairfield and Connecticut that call me to continue my service.
As your state representative, I will continue to lead:
Passing laws that promote our physical and mental health;
Strengthening our fiscal and economic health; and
Advancing legislation that protects our earth and our democracy."
The 133rd District encompasses the eastern part of Fairfield including the Stratfield, Tunxis Hill, and Grasmere neighborhoods.
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Cristin McCarthy Vahey
Cristin McCarthy Vahey has represented Fairfield’s 133rd Assembly District since 2014. She is House Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, Coastal Caucus Co-Chair, and 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 co-founder and co-chair of the Fairfield Cares Community Coalition, which works to prevent teen suicide and substance abuse.
In 2005, Cristin was elected to her 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 2014. 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, one a 2016 graduate of Fairfield Warde High School and two in Fairfield Public Schools.