FAIRFIELD — Dru Georgiadis, a Democratic member of the Representative Town Meeting from District 9, plans to run for the 132nd District seat in the state House of Representatives this year.

The seat is currently held by state Rep. Brenda Kupchick, a Republican.

Georgiadis, who has lived in town 25 years, said that, if elected, her top legislative priorities would be support for “fiscally responsible budgets that protect our priorities, including education, job creation, infrastructure, public safety, our veterans and health care without putting undue financial burdens on working families and taxpayers,” according to the statement announcing her candidacy.

“I am running for state representative in Fairfield because I genuinely care about people and finding real solutions to the problems facing our families,” Georgiadis said in the statement. “I’ve learned that only through hard work, advocacy and commitment can we make real change. Connecticut has some immense challenges to overcome in the years ahead.

“In my years as a community volunteer and RTM member, I have earned a reputation for working across party lines to do what’s right for our families. That’s exactly the approach I’ll take to Hartford,” she added.

She also said that she supports “a woman’s right to make her own health-care choices and will advocate for efforts to provide quality, affordable health care to Connecticut’s working and self-employed families.” She also pledged to support efforts to curb the over-prescription and abuse of opioids.

Dru and her husband Martin are the parents of four sons who attended Fairfield public schools, and she is a past recipient of the Sherman PTA Volunteer of the Year Award. She has served on the boards of directors for the Patterson Club and the Fairfield Garden Club. She graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and previously worked for Time Inc., Hearst Corp. and Condé Nast.