Democrat Mary Stone of Old Lyme will formally announce her candidacy for State Representative of the 23rd district of the Connecticut General Assembly next Friday. The 23rd District includes the towns of Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Lyme, along with coastal Westbrook.
The seat is currently held by Republican Marilyn Giuliano, who has served for six terms and recently announced her decision not to run for a seventh.
Stone has been a full-time community volunteer for the past 20 years, most notably serving eight years on the Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education and as president of the Friends of the Old Lyme-PGN Library. She currently serves as Secretary of the Old Lyme Zoning Board of Appeals and the Lyme-Old Lyme Education Foundation, and as an Alternate on the Open Space Commission. Her volunteer efforts have centered on public education, protection of children, and good government.
Stone’s campaign for State Representative will focus on job creation and training, public education and mental health resources, storm preparedness and recovery, and protecting the lower Connecticut River valley. “My greatest satisfaction comes from helping individuals and communities achieve their goals through effective government. As State Representative, I will work tirelessly for better outcomes for our towns.”
A writer and editor with a background in industrial design, Stone and her family have lived in Old Lyme since 1993.