FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield Democrats in the 133rd state House District have a primary on their hands Tuesday, Aug. 12, and are voting between Selectman Cristin McCarthy-Vahey and Democratic Registrar of Voters Matthew Waggner.
For the last three years, McCarthy-Vahey has served on the Board of Selectmen and before that was on the Fairfield Representative Town Meeting. She was endorsed by the Democratic Party in her race for state representative. If elected in November, she says she would work toward improving economic development and bringing jobs to the community.
She says that she also hopes to work in Hartford on fiscal responsibility, education, transportation and social and civil rights across the state.
She is challenged in the primary by Waggner, who for the last five years has been the Democratic registrar of voters in Fairfield.
A lifelong resident of Fairfield, Waggner says he would advocate for adding affordable housing, reforming property taxes and providing living wages for people in the area and across the state if elected.
Currently, the state representative for the 133rd District is Democrat Kim Fawcett, who has given up her House seat to run for the 28th state Senate district against Republican Tony Hwang in November.
That Senate seat was vacated by John McKinney, who is also on the Tuesday ballot, seeking to be the Republican nominee for governor.
Voters in the 133rd District can find their polling station by visiting the registrars' website here and searching by street address.