Rep. Klarides-Ditria Surpasses Fundraising Target, Will Qualify for Citizens' Election Program
SEYMOUR - State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria announced on Thursday that she has successfully hit the fundraising threshold to qualify her for the Citizens' Election Program. "I am honored and thankful to the many residents who have contributed to my re-election campaign," said Rep. Klarides-Ditria. "I am fighting every day for the residents of Seymour, Beacon Falls, and Derby and making sure their voices are heard at the State Capitol. Our communities and Valley communities have been ignored for far too long. I continue to put pressure on Democratic leaders in the legislature and Governor Ned Lamont to make sure that critical investments are made in the Valley." Since the 2018 Election, Rep. Klarides-Ditria has continued to remind Governor Ned Lamont about the many campaign promises he has made to the residents of the Greater Naugatuck Valley. During his campaign for Governor, candidate Ned Lamont promised to move the funding forward for the Valley Fire Training School and support improvements to the Waterbury Rail Line. Governor Lamont has failed to keep his promises and instead has devoted his time and energy to tolls and a forced regionalization bills. At the Capitol, Rep. Klarides-Ditria has backed and helped pass legislation to help combat the opioid epidemic and to place tougher penalties on those selling fentanyl. In addition, Rep. Klarides-Ditria worked on legislation to expand Advanced Manufacturing Programs throughout the state. The program is modeled off of one started at Derby High School. Rep. Klarides-Ditria will be running for her third term in the 105th District. She lives in Seymour with her husband Steve. Her son Cade attends Trinity College.