Ridgefield, Redding and other Republican-registered voters in 4th Congressional District municipalities are voting in a Primary today for a candidate to run against Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in November.
The GOP endorsed candidate is former Darien first selectman Jayme Stevenson. The mother of five adult children says the well-being of children must be a priority. Doctor, lawyer and Greenwich resident Michael Goldstein collected enough signatures to force a primary. He called himself a Constitutional conservative that believes in the Second Amendment.
Goldstein says his top priorities, if elected, would be to secure the border, work to end the dependence on foreign oil and end pandemic-related mandates that he says have hurt the mental health of children.
Stevenson says her top goals, if elected, include tackling supply chain issues and overdependence on foreign manufacturing. She also called for revitalizing the job market, providing law enforcement with needed resources, and finding solutions to the nationwide opioid and fentanyl epidemic.
The 4th District also includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, part of Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.