State Elections Enforcement Commission officials approved an application bystate Rep. Cecilia Buck- Taylor, R-67, for campaign funding through the state's clean elections program.

The commission made its decision upon its first review of the application.

Buck-Taylor is a local attorney seeking a second two-year term.

"People throughout the district have shared with me their concerns and ideas about our state's economy and job market," she said, "and I'm grateful that, through their financial support, they've shown faith in my ability to help get people working again and strengthen Connecticut's shaky finances."

New Milford voters first sent Buck-Taylor to Hartford in 2012.

Buck-Taylor has served on the local level as a Town Council member, a Board of Education member, chairwoman of the Economic Development Commission and vice president of the New Milford Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.

During her first term in Hartford, Buck-Taylor said she has received accolades from constituents who appreciated her diligent effort at community outreach, including local public forums during which she briefed residents about a wide range of legislative issues.

She voted against the state budget, fought a state gas tax increase, and has supported legislation aimed at helping small businesses.

As a participant in the state's clean elections program, Buck-Taylor was required to gather contributions from 150 people within the district and raise $5,000. Buck-Taylor collected more than 210 contributions and raised more than $5,000 dollars.

She is therefore set to receive the full grant for voter outreach.

"I look forward to telling people about my work in the Legislature over the last two years," Buck-Taylor said, "and explaining the common-sense principles I believe members of our Legislature should use to get this state working again."