Another Republican has announced their intention to run for Congress in the 5th District next year. 51-year old Michelle Botelho of Danbury is a political newcomer who describes herself as a conservative whose values stem from her immigrant parents’ work ethic and her Christian faith. The mother of two college-age kids is a paralegal and a tutor in Danbury public schools. The other Republican who has announced plans for a 2022 run is former state Senator George Logan of Ansonia, which is outside the 5th District. The Constitution only requires that members of Congress live in the state they represent, not the district. Logan said he would buy a house once redistricting is finalized and the district lines are drawn. Two-term Democrat Jahana Hayes is seeking a 3rd term.