Danbury State Representative Jan Giegler has officially announced that she will not be seeking reelection to the 138th District House seat. The district also includes parts of New Fairfield and Ridgefield. Giegler was elected this past November as Danbury Town Clerk and is serving in the two roles simultaneously through the end of the legislative session in May.
Giegler was first elected to the state House position in 2002. Giegler says seven terms in office has allowed her to help create change and pass important legislation. Giegler was named House Republican Whip for the 2015-16 session.
During her tenure, Giegler was actively involved in a variety of community and service organizations such as the YMCA Task Force and Danbury Homelessness Task Force and as a member of Women in Government as a State Director.
She has served as a House Republican Leader and as the former Ranking Member on the Public Safety & Security Committee, Public Health Committee, Executive & Legislative Nominations Committee and House Chair of the Select Committee on Internships. Currently, she serves on the Transportation Committee, Public Safety & Security Committee, Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee and Internship Committee.
Giegler joined her colleagues in gaining approval for Advanced Cardiac Care at Western Healthcare Network and bringing dollars to Regional Hospice and Ann’s Place; the Danbury Public Schools continually fighting for a greater share of state education dollars and securing dollars for school-based health centers; Western Ct. State University in securing bonding dollars for facilities such as the new Performing Arts Building; securing bonding for Richter Park and the War Memorial in support of our Veterans. In addition, STEAP grants were awarded to New Fairfield’s library, streetscape and Senior Center, and to the Town of Ridgefield.
Giegler also successfully championed the reinstatement of the state police dispatch center at Southbury’s Troop A in Southbury. Rep Giegler was granted approval for a vast number of Transportation projects in the Danbury area and has adamantly opposed each proposal for border tolls and casinos.