The race is on for Ridgefield’s 111th State Legislative seat.
On the evening of Tuesday, May 26, the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee unanimously nominated long-time Ridgefield resident, Aimee Berger-Girvalo, as their candidate to run for the 111th State Legislative seat in November.
Nominated by First Selectman Rudy Marconi, and introduced by Senator Will Haskell, Aimee accepted the endorsement in the presence of her children. Most recently, Aimee coordinated volunteers to raise money to help out locally during the COVID-19 crisis and has spent the months since the last election cycle researching and advocating for ways to increase voter registration and turnout in the state of Connecticut. Aimee is a well-known advocate of education, local business development, and a champion for women, seniors and children. She is taking her battle-tested campaign energy and keen understanding of the exceptional challenges of 2020 and beyond to the voters this November, as Democrats mount a strenuous effort to elect Aimee to this open seat, to represent Ridgefield’s interests and values.
“This is the time when creative, long-term thinking about Ridgefield’s and the State’s economies, business, education, families as well as health and safety must be foremost in our decision-making,” stated Aimee. “I will work with First Selectman Rudy Marconi, State Senator Will Haskell, State Representative Ken Gucker, and Congressman Jim Himes to ensure that Ridgefield and our State thrive. I am 100% committed to our town, not only for my family, but also for yours, for our front-line workers, for our seniors, for our local businesses, for our property, and for our schools”.
According to Ridgefield Democratic Party Chair Joe Shapiro, this is the first time the 111th State Legislative seat is open in 20+ years. “We are ready to make sure that Aimee goes to Hartford,” said Shapiro. “This year our campaign will not only focus upon local races such as the 111th, the 138th (Northern Ridgefield) which is being defended by Ken Gucker, and the 26th Senatorial that Will Haskell is defending, but also upon returning Jim Himes to Congress and bringing real leadership and competence to the White House with a new President. I urge you to visit www.ridgefielddems.net to volunteer. This is the most consequential election of our lives.”
Endorsed by Marconi, Haskell and Congressman Jim Himes, Aimee Berger-Girvalo is participating in the Citizens’ Election Program, which provides clean elections financing to qualified candidates for statewide offices and the General Assembly. This program allows candidates to compete without the influence of special-interest money.
For more information about Aimee Berger-Girvalo, to volunteer, or learn how you can make a change in Washington and return real leadership to the White House, visit www.ridgefielddems.net.
The 111th Assembly District falls entirely within our town, covering all of Ridgefield south of George Washington Highway and Canterbury Lane, while the multi-town 138th includes the portion of Ridgefield north of those streets.