FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty was officially sworn in Tuesday as a member of the 115th United States Congress:
“It’s an incredible honor to represent my neighbors for the next two years in Congress, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back to work on behalf of the people of central and northwest Connecticut,'' Esty said. "There are big challenges ahead of us, but I know that if we put politics aside and work together, there’s no limit to what we can accomplish."
This is Esty’s third term serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. She represents Brookfield, Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown and Sherman in Fairfield County.
Esty held on to her seat by turning back Republican challenger Clay Cope of Sherman. Benefitting from a huge fundraising edge, Esty took 58 percent of the vote in the November election. She first won the seat in 2012, replacing Chris Murphy, who was elected to the U.S. Senate. Esty resides in Cheshire.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned serving the 41 wonderful towns and cities of central and northwest Connecticut over the last four years, it’s that the letter after your name – whether it’s a ‘D,’ an ‘R,’ or anything else – doesn’t matter,'' Esty said. "What matters is whether we can get things done and find solutions to the problems the American people are facing. That’s my mission these next two years. I’m ready to work hard for bipartisan solutions that will expand economic opportunity, improve our schools, protect our environment, and keep our families safe.”
She also has a video posted on her Facebook page.