WEST HARTFORD — On May 20, at the first-ever Republican virtual convention, Mary Fay earned the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Congress in Connecticut’s first district, according to an email from her campaign. In her second term on the West Hartford Town Council, Fay garnered 59 percent of the 153 Republican delegates to win the nomination of her party.
“I’m extremely thrilled, honored and humbled to be able to represent all people in the first district of Connecticut in the United States Congress” said Fay. “There is so much to done to help residents finally emerge from two successive recessions. It is time to bring about a robust economy, bring back jobs and improve education so that everyone gets an opportunity to succeed. We’ve got to grow and expand the middle class and provide rewards for hard working people.”
Fay was nominated by State Sen. and former Lt. Governor candidate, Joe Markley. “I met Mary when she was campaigning for the state house” said Markley, “I was immediately impressed. She is smart, articulate, hardworking and has wide appeal. She is just what the first congressional district needs.”
Another Fay supporter, Chris Healy, former Connecticut GOP chairman said, “Mary is a true leader. She is not afraid to take on tough challenges and has proven herself in both the business world and political arena. I’m looking forward to this exciting run.”
Fay said the details of her campaign, leadership and operations will be announced very soon. “Now the planning and work begins and I will be laser focused on the people in every town and every community in the first district” Fay said. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and hearing from constituents. It’s time the first district had a representative who will go after the gridlock in Washington and make sure Connecticut’s first district, as well as the entire state, benefits from the federal government to reverse the declining trend of our once prosperous state.”
For more information, Fay can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.