A political newcomer is looking to unseat a two term incumbent in New Milford. The 67th House seat is currently held by Republican Bill Buckbee. If reelected, Buckbee says he wants to focus on addiction and mental health services. He also wants to reduce unfunded mandates, bolster economic recovery from the pandemic and work on environmental issues. Buckbee is the executive director of the nonprofit Harrybrooke Park & Harden House Museum. Democrat Hilary Ram is a substitute teacher. Her priorities if elected include energy, education and healthcare. She wants the state to transition to clean energy, create transparency for the education cost sharing formula and increase insurance coverage for mental health services.