Race for 111th: Issues led Berger-Girvalo back into politics

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. … read more

Murphy, Himes endorse Berger-Girvalo for state representative

Aimee Berger-Girvalo, Democratic candidate for state representative for the 111th District, has been endorsed by Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes. In his endorsement, Sen. Murphy said that the stakes are high in this election. “One of the great silver linings is that we have awesome new people running for office,” he said. Murphy highlighted Berger-Girvalo’s local civic engagement … read more

State economy, healthcare, opiates big topics at Democratic forum

How many issues facing Connecticut can you talk about in 90 minutes? Quite a few, it turns out. A forum on the future of the state’s legislative was hosted by the Democratic Town Committee earlier this month, and covered a range of topics from healthcare to pension costs. First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Aimee Berger-Girvalo, the Democratic nominee to represent … read more

Democratic View: I hear you

Since announcing my candidacy for 111th District state representative, I have continuously expressed my desire to speak with you at meetings, on your doorsteps, at events, and by telephone. I told you I would listen. I have listened. I won’t stop. You told me your concerns. And boy, do you have concerns — serious, well-informed concerns. Here’s some of what … read more

Ridgefield Democrats open election headquarters on Prospect Street

The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) hosted the grand opening of its headquarters at 28 Prospect Street Sunday, Aug. 12. The gathering included Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, State Representative William Tong (candidate for Attorney General), 111th District State Representative candidate Aimee Berger-Girvalo, 138th District State Representative candidate Kenneth Gucker … read more

Berger-Girvalo qualifies for Citizens’ Election Program

Aimee Berger-Girvalo, the Democratic candidate for state representative of the 111th General Assembly District, has achieved the required number of donors and dollars to participate in the Citizens’ Election Program (CEP). “CEP is a voluntary public campaign financing program that Aimee has chosen to participate in,” said campaign representative Susan Cocco. “Because she will not be reliant on special interest … read more

Frey gets GOP nod, seeks 11th term in state’s House

Eleven terms serving the 111th district. If incumbent state Rep. John Frey wins re-election this fall, he won’t need to think very long about his next campaign motto. Frey, who has been serving Ridgefield’s 111th General Assembly District in the Connecticut House of Representatives for the past two decades, was nominated to run for his 11th term by the Republican … read more

[Video] Democrats nominate Berger-Girvalo for House seat

Ridgefield Democrats nominated Aimee Berger-Girvalo as their candidate for the 111th district in Connecticut’s House of Representatives Thursday night. Berger-Girvalo will challenge John Frey, the Republican incumbent who has held the seat since 1999, in November’s election. “I’m really excited about moving forward and communicating with the community, and finding out what Ridgefield needs,” Berger-Girvalo told The Press Thursday, May … read more

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