Stevenson To Face Himes In General Election–‘Common Sense, Pragmatism’

News release from Jayme Stevenson campaign:

Today, the Campaign for Jayme Stevenson for US Congress confirmed that Jayme Stevenson is the Republican candidate for Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District to oppose Jim Himes in the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Results from the Primary Election indicated voters decisively chose Stevenson with 65% of the votes.

“We are deeply grateful to the many supporters and local officials that came forward to endorse Jayme Stevenson for Congress. Their voices were heard as they expressed their faith in Jayme as the superior choice as our next federal delegate. Connecticut is suffering in every aspect that matters to residents and businesses and Jayme is paying attention, listening to each community, and ready to fight for us on all fronts. We have the momentum and are energized to help Jayme become our voice in Washington,” stated Stevenson’s Campaign.

“We’d like to thank Dr. Goldstein and his supporters for participating in Connecticut’s Republican Primary. It is critical that we come together to ensure new leadership in November,” stated Campaign officials.

“Successful government leaders should draw from their personal values and professional experiences to truly understand, effectively advocate and take action for their constituents. People are longing for government that works to protect our safety and freedoms.

My opponent, Jim Himes, has been on the sidelines in Washington working hard for the Democrat party rather than working for the people he is supposed to represent in Connecticut. We deserve better,” stated Jayme Stevenson.

“Global and national problems have found their way into the homes and lives of Connecticut residents–skyrocketing gas and food prices, crumbling infrastructure, escalating violent crimes, along with breakdowns and failures in mental health, in public safety, and in our schools. In my 12 years of public service I have brought people together across the region and state to create solutions and build consensus on shared goals. As a municipal CEO, I worked to keep residents healthy, safe and to ensure a sustainable cost of living through responsible budgeting. I’m running for Congress to represent Connecticut with common sense, pragmatism, and an experienced steady voice in Washington.”

Jayme is a former Standard and Poor’s bond analyst, married to her husband John for 35 years and is the mother of five children and grandmother to two grandchildren. From humble Pennsylvania roots, Jayme considers herself blessed to have had the benefit of a good public school education and a work ethic to make the most of whatever challenge or opportunity she is presented with. Many members of her family served in the military, and she grew up with strong values and a proud identity as an American.

The 4th Congressional District consists of 17 cities and towns in southwestern Connecticut including Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Oxford, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton, as well as the western portion of Shelton. Jayme is challenging current Congressman Jim Himes who was elected 14 years ago in 2008.

On May 5, 2022, Jayme Stevenson won the Fourth Congressional District Republican convention with a resounding 90 percent of the support from the District’s 17 towns and cities. Jayme Stevenson previously served as the Town of Darien’s First Selectman for 10 years, where she kept property taxes among the lowest in the state. She also recruited private investors to break ground on three major projects featuring state-of-the-art housing, shopping, dining and entertainment amenities, directed town services and government during the COVID-19 pandemic, and navigated the town’s recovery from severe storms and floods.

Jayme currently serves on the board of directors of LifeBridge Community Services, a community-based behavioral health, youth development and family resources organization in Bridgeport. She is also on the board of directors of Stamford Emergency Medical Services and is an active member of the Stamford-Norwalk State’s Attorney’s Community Engagement Board.

From Brianna Gurciullo, CT Post:

Jayme Stevenson, a former Darien first selectman, is the winner of Tuesday’s GOP primary for the 4th Congressional District.

Stevenson won the Republican Party’s endorsement at a convention this spring. But Michael Goldstein, a doctor, lawyer and Greenwich resident, forced a primary election against her by gathering signatures from GOP voters.

… “We are the dark horse in this race, and we are gonna get it done because we’re fired up and people are ready for change and … our families and businesses need us in Washington,” Stevenson said. “We have a really big challenge coming in November. Let’s show them that Republicans are the party of the people.”

Full story here.


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