It was the tragedy of Sandy Hook — young school children gunned down by madman — that re-awakened the political activist in Aimee Berger-Girvalo, starting her transition from someone who votes in elections to someone who runs for office, and leading to her candidacy for Ridgefield’s 111th District seat in the Connecticut House of Representatives.
“My mother was a U.S. Army nurse,” she said. “... I was raised in a house where political conversations were a regular thing. She took me to D.C. on marches when I was in middle school and high school, so I was involved at a very young age.