State Elections Enforcement Commission officials recently approved 67th District State Representative candidate Cecilia Buck-Taylor's application for funding through the state's clean elections program.
Ms. Buck-Taylor, a 20-year New Milford resident and small business owner, credited the grassroots financial support from New Milford residents she represents as vice chairwoman of the New Milford Town Council.
"Residents throughout this great community have shared with me their concerns and ideas about Connecticut's economy and job market," she said.
Ms. Buck-Taylor, who has sent out personally handwritten thank-you notes to the more than 230 contributors to her campaign, is pleased to accomplish another milestone in her campaign. The Republican candidate is seeking to replace longtime Rep. Clark Chapin, a Republican who is seeking the 30th District state senate seat.
As a participant in the state's clean elections program Ms. Buck-Taylor was required to gather contributions from 150 people within the district and raise $5,000.
Ms. Buck-Taylor is set to receive a $26,000 grant for voter outreach.
Relying on her years of experience as business owner and employer, Ms. Buck-Taylor said she will use her best efforts to use these funds in a fiscally responsible manner.