Devlin seeks re-election in 134th state House District

State Rep. Laura Devlin, R-Fairfield, plans to seek re-election to the 134th District seat in the state House of Representatives in November.
State Rep. Laura Devlin, R-Fairfield, plans to seek re-election to the 134th District seat in the state House of Representatives in November.Contributed / Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD — State Rep. Laura Devlin, a Republican serving her first term representing the 134th District in the state House of Representatives, has announced plans to run for re-election in November.

The district includes parts of Fairfield and Trumbull. Fred Garrity, the chairman of the Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission, is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the seat.

Devlin served on the legislature’s Transportation Committee, Government Administration and Elections Committee and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

“It is an honor to represent the residents of Fairfield and Trumbull in Hartford. I ran for this seat two years ago because I believed then, as I do now, that Connecticut should be a great state in which to live, work and retire,” Devlin said in her re-election statement. “For far too long, we have struggled with reckless spending by our state government that is devastating our economy, and with it hurting our families and businesses.

“GE leaving Fairfield for Boston needs to be the final wake-up call for the General Assembly. We need to be a welcoming state for businesses — the job creators who can turn our economy around,” she added.

Devlin also supported legislation establishing a Long Island Sound Blue Plan to determine the extent of its resources; a state constitutional amendment to protect state-owned open space land, and a bill to create a “Student Loan Bill of Rights.”

Devlin, a former member of the Representative Town Meeting, has lived in Fairfield more than 20 years with her husband and two grown children.