Election Day Information

November 4, 2022
Last Friday was National First Responders Day, and I want to take a moment to thank all of our first responders - especially those in Derby, Orange, and Woodbridge!

Protecting our first responders remains a priority of mine, which is why this past session, I helped create a loan forgiveness program for law enforcement personnel seeking higher education alongside Senator James Maroney. Additionally I supported laws like:

  • Law enforcement mental health and training
  • Firefighters Cancer Relief Program
  • Additional EMS vehicles
  • Creation of 9-8-8 (Suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline)
  • Law enforcement addiction recovery project

For the full list of bills we passed, please click the button below:

Full List of Laws
Veterans Day

Veterans Day is next Friday. You can pay your respects and honor our veterans by attending one of the ceremonies within the district, or by volunteering with any of the amazing local organizations that support our veterans.

  • Derby: 11/11/22 at 10:30AM on the Derby Green
  • Orange: 11/11/22 at 11:00AM at High Plains Community Center
  • Woodbridge: 11/11/22 at 11:00AM Center Gym
Election Day Information

The General Election 4 days away!

To ensure that your voice is heard this election, please find important information below about voter registration, and absentee ballots:

Are you registered to vote?

  • Check to see if you are registered to vote on the Secretary of the State's website
  • The deadline to register online or by mail and vote in this election was November 1
  • You can still register on election day, but you must register at your polling location

Do you need an Absentee Ballot?

Because we are less than a week away from the election, if you cannot make it to the polls and need to vote Absentee, you must submit an Emergency Absentee Ballot Application!

To download an Emergency Application in either English or Spanish, click the buttons below. Applications mus be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Polls will be open from 6AM - 8PM!

English: Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot
Spanish: Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot
Access Health Open Enrollment
Access Health CT's (AHCT) Open Enrollment Period is now open! During this period, individuals can renew their coverage, explore the various policy options for the first time or see if they can save money.

How to Enroll:

  • In-person: Find all in-person enrollment locations across Connecticut by clicking here
  • Online: Visit accesshealthct.com to learn more about the different plans and find free help online using the "live chat" feature
  • By phone: Call 1-855-805-4325. Help is available Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM
    • Customers who are deaf or hearing impaired may use TTY at 1- 855-789-2428 or call with a relay operator
  • Work with a Broker: To find a Certified Broker or Enrollment Specialist, click here

If you or your family need quality, affordable healthcare please don't miss this opportunity. Click here to learn more.

RSV or Flu
Connecticut Children's is warning that RSV levels are very high in our area right now - while not usually a serious concern, it can be life threatening for kids and adults, especially:
  • Infants a year or younger
  • Children younger than 2
  • Kids who are immunocompromised or who have existing lung disease, like asthma
  • Older adults, especially those 65 years and older
  • Adults with chronic heart or lung disease
  • Adults with weakened immune systems

RSV and the flu are two different viruses, but often have very similar symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms are no more severe than that of a common cold. Other times, they can be life threatening.

Adults and parents can find more information by clicking the buttons below:

More Information for Older Adults
More Information for Parents
Metropolitan Transportation Plan Survey
NVCOG in collaboration with The Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG), is seeking your input on transportation in the region (transit, highway, bicycle, pedestrian, etc.).

Due to strong interest, they have extended their survey deadline to November 30. The feedback they receive is crucial to ensure they include the needs and wishes of the community in the update of the region’s

Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP).

Please click the buttons below to access the survey in either English or Spanish:

English: MTP Survey
Spanish: MTP Survey
Ongoing Roadwork

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is continuing its nighttime bridge maintenance project on Route 8 northbound and southbound in Shelton.

The project will run through Thursday, November 10.

Lane Closure Info:

  • Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 8 Northbound and Southbound in Shelton between Exit 13 (Constitution Blvd) and Exit 15 (Main St.) in Shelton/Derby
  • Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone
  • The regular work schedule for this project is from 7:30PM - 5:30AM
Anticipated Roadwork in 2023
The Department of Transportation’s (Department) Office of Engineering is developing plans to resurface the pavement on Interstate 95 and the entrance and exit ramps, in the northbound and southbound directions, in the City of Milford and the Town of Orange. Construction is anticipated to start in the spring of 2023.
Aid for Florida & The Caribbean
As Florida, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic continue to build back from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, we can maintain our support!

Below I have shared a number of verified organizations and donation sides for you to provide aide for those in need.


Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic:

Aid for Ukraine
As we continue to watch the horrifying and saddening conflict between Russia and Ukraine, I wanted to remind you all that we do not have to sit back helplessly, there are ways we can offer aid and support to the innocent citizens of Ukraine.

Fellow community member, Olena Lennon, provided us with this list of legitimate donation sites for aid to the Ukrainian community.

Click here to help volunteer to help Ukraine.

Click here to learn more about projects helping Ukraine.

Click here to support funding to cover administrative costs to help Ukraine.

Click here to learn how to help Ukrainians.

Our community, state and country all stand with the innocent citizens of Ukraine and we will continue to do all we can to offer support while actively trying to deescalate conflict.