State Representative Themis Klarides received the backing of area Republicans in the 114th General Assembly District on Wednesday evening at High Plains Community Center to run for re-election.
“Being the voice of the residents of Woodbridge, Orange, and Derby in Hartford is truly an honor,” said Rep. Klarides. “As your State Representative, I am committed every day to helping the residents and the communities of the 114th district. Over the past two years, your voices have been heard, and together we have been able to stop irresponsible tolls and devastating cuts to our communities.”
Rep. Klarides continued, “Our state’s fiscal situation is bad, but let me tell you, it can be fixed. House and Senate Republicans offered budget after budget that showed that we can have a balanced budget without tax increases. With your support this November I can return to Hartford and work to pass greater reforms and structural changes that will end the deficit cycle.”
In 2014, Rep. Klarides’ was unanimously chosen by her House Republican colleagues to be their Caucus Leader – becoming the first woman to hold the position. She was reelected leader again in 2016.
Since taking office, Rep. Klarides has been a strong advocate for women, working families, and business owners. Rep. Klarides continues to pass bipartisan legislation yearly, such as, helping women receive insurance coverage for breast cancer testing and fighting to restore education funding and Medicare Savings funding for seniors.
Rep. Klarides said she believes her work in Hartford has aligned with the values of the residents of the 114th district.
“I love the towns I represent, and it would be a great honor to be re-elected this November,” added Rep. Klarides. “My passion and commitment to my community drives me each and every day and returning to Hartford will allow me to reverse Governor Malloy’s failed policies.”
A native of Seymour, Themis Klarides was raised around a family supermarket business that taught her the value of hard work and the rewards of community involvement. Her commitment to these values is exemplified through her years of community service with various municipal, state and regional groups.