FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield Selectwoman Cristin McCarthy Vahey has reached her goal to qualify for the Citizens' Election Program in her bid for state representative in the 133rd House District in Fairfield.
Vahey raised more than $5,000 in contributions of $5 to $100 from about 150 Fairfield donors, according to a press release. Vahey is seeking the Democratic nod to run for the seat.
“I am very grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support for my campaign and its great team of supporters. Not only have people been reaching out to give, they have been signing up in large numbers to volunteer,” said McCarthy Vahey in the release.
Immediate past Democratic Chairman Ellery Plotkin praised McCarthy Vahey.
“This is quite an achievement. I don’t recall an announced candidate ever reaching their goal so early in the season," Plotkin said. "So far, she may be the only one to have reached this campaign milestone in the state. This speaks very highly of her ties to and support from the Fairfield community.”
The 133rd House District is currently represented by state Rep. Kim Fawcett, D-Fairfield, who is seeking to run for state Senate District 28, representing Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, and Westport.
That seat is held by Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, who is not seeking re-election as he tries for the Republican nomination to run for governor.