FAIRFIELD — State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, the Democrat repesenting the 133rd District in the state House of Representatives, plans to seek election to a second term in November.

McCarthy Vahey, a former selectman and Representative Town Meeting member, serves on the General Assembly’s Education, Transportation and Appropriations committees.

“I have the honor of serving Fairfield and our state thanks to the outpouring of support of my constituents, neighbors and friends here in Fairfield” McCarthy Vahey said in a statement announcing her re-election bid this week.

“This past year, after listening to and working with so many of you, I brought your concerns to Hartford and fought for job creation, economic opportunities, and investment in our neglected mass transit system to spur economic development for new businesses and increased job opportunities. I championed education legislation to address outdated modes of student assessment and to implement measures to detect and address services for students with dyslexia,” she said.

Her election bid has won the endorsement of fellow Democrats, U.S. Sen Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes.

McCarthy Vahey also was appointed by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey to serve on the Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

McCarthy Vahey wil seek re-election through the state’s Citizens’ Election Program — “which provides full public financing to qualified candidates for statewide offices and the General Assembly.” She is the first candidate in the state to reach the threshold for qualification this year, according to her re-election statment.