FAIRFIELD — Ray Neuberger, a Republican member of the Representative Town Meeting, has announced his candidacy this year for the seat in the 133rd District of the state House of Representatives.

The seat is currently held by state Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, a Democrat seeking re-election.

Neuberger, a broker of refined products for First National Oil Brokers, is in his second term representing RTM District 6. He is chairman of the RTM’s Public Works and Planning Subcommittee, and also serves as secretary of the Special Legislative Management Committee.

“As a professional who works in the finance industry, and as a member of the RTM, I have a great understanding how budgets are built, and I am committed to restoring fiscal responsibility to Hartford,” Neuberger said in a statement announcing his candidacy. “We need common sense legislators in Hartford who are willing to be a voice for the needs and interests of the residents of Fairfield, and to put partisan politics and policies aside for the greater good of our community and state.”

In 2015, Neuberger was presented the Paul Tymniak Young Republican Award, which cited his community service and efforts to involve young people in politics. He also served as campaign coordinator for state Rep. Brenda Kupchick’s re-election committee.

Neuberger is a graduate of Fairfield College Preparatory School and Fairfield University.