Old Lyme — Mary Stone, a Democrat and town resident, announced today that she will run for state representative for the 23rd District, which encompasses Old Lyme, Lyme, Old Saybrook and part of Westbrook.
State Rep. Marilyn Giuliano, R-23rd District, announced on Thursday that she will not seek another term. Giuliano is serving her sixth term in the legislature.
Stone, a writer and editor, acts as secretary of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals. She also serves as an alternate on the Open Space Committee and as secretary on the Lyme-Old Education Foundation, a non-profit organization.
Stone has also been on the Lyme-Old Lyme Board of Education and was a president of the Friends of the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library.
In a news release today, Stone said her campaign will center around 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,” she said in a written statement. “As State Representative, I will work tirelessly for better outcomes for our towns.”
Two Republican candidates, Vicki Lanier of Old Lyme and Devin Carney of Old Saybrook, announced their candidacy for the state representative position on Thursday.