In front of a crowd of approximately 50 Republicans, Tolland resident Christine Vincent announced her candidacy for the state 53rd District seat in the House of Representatives.
The district includes the towns of Tolland, Willington and Ashford and is currently represented by Democratic Incumbent Bryan Hurlburt.
In her brief remarks, Vincent, who is a 7-year member of the Tolland Board of Education, said, "Hartford is broken and we must elect candidates who can fix it."
"I am excited about the opportunity to represent the 53rd District," Vincent said, adding that "conservative candidates have thrown their hats in the ring all over the state of Connecticut, and the electorate is hungry for a change."
"I am willing, ready and able to bring common sense and balance back to the Capitol," she said.
The event, which was held at Willington Pizza, also drew the support of State Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-35, of Stafford and State Rep. Tim Ackert, R-8, of Coventry.
Wednesday night at a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ashford Town Hall, Vincent will ask for her party's nomination to make her intention a reality.
- This is a contributed release.