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Town Council Member Mary Fay Endorsed by Republicans as Candidate for 18th House District

Mary Fay. Courtesy photo

The West Hartford Republican Town Committee has unanimously selected Mary M. Fay as its endorsed candidate for State Representative in the 18th District.


At the May 21 West Hartford Republican Town Committee meeting, town councilor Mary M. Fay was endorsed as the candidate for State Representative in the 18th district.

The election is this November.

“I truly love West Hartford and Connecticut; I was born and raised in this state and have chosen to keep my home here. There are so many great things about Connecticut: natural beauty, excellent schools, location, and most of all our people. Yet we cannot ignore that Connecticut is in crisis, with a shrinking economy, declining population, and businesses leaving resulting in job losses and declining revenues. Working together, we need to reverse these trends immediately and restore our state to prosperity,” Fay said.

A proven leader with business acumen, Fay is an accomplished senior executive, with prior roles including senior vice president, GE Capital; senior vice president, ING; and senior vice president and general manager, Sun Life Financial. She has led retirement and health businesses.

Fay has consistently volunteered her time, as a member of the West Hartford Library Board, a Morley school parent, Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee, and on the board of overseers of Newton Wellesley Hospital.

She is a graduate of Skidmore College and has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. While on West Hartford’s Town Council, Fay, along with the minority party, has helped reign in tax increases, and halted the purchase of the UConn property and assumption by the town of environmental hazards and expenses. At the same time, Fay has supported smart development, resulting in grand list growth.

“I care deeply about Connecticut and our residents and businesses, and it pains me to see our once vibrant state on the bottom of every list. What is truly needed to turn things around is someone with a strong financial and business background, proven leadership, who can collaborate and reach across the aisle to get things done,” said Fay.

Dennis Swanton, chair of the WHRTC said, “Mary is a great and effective addition to Town Council. She has proven herself as both a town and business leader. I have no doubt and 100 percent confidence that Mary is the person who will challenge the status quo and help rebuild Connecticut. I am thrilled that she has jumped into this race.”

Fay has chosen the theme “Re-Building Connecticut Together” for her campaign. “It is time to look forward, not in the rearview mirror. Finger pointing and blame is getting us no where. Let’s take the best ideas to restore Connecticut to prosperity, regardless of where they come from. We need fresh, bold leadership to put Connecticut on the right path to growth and opportunity,” said Fay.

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