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State Rep. Conley announces she is seeking reelection

State Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, has announced that she is running for reelection to the 40th District state House seat.

In a news release, Conley, who is seeking her third term, said she wants to continue "rebuilding relationships with Hartford and bring more funding to Groton and Ledyard for businesses, education, and infrastructure." Her motto is: "Working together gets better results than being at odds."

"I am running to go to Hartford and build relationships with the state and businesses in order to keep our skilled workers employed, our schools funded, improve our infrastructure, and restore confidence to the middle class," she said in a statement.

Conley, an attorney at Embry Neusner Arscott & Shafner, is a board certified workers’ compensation specialist and received recognition in the fourth annual Southeastern Connecticut 40 Under Forty Awards, according to her biography.

In the news release, she highlighted her advocacy for southeastern Connecticut and for women's health and workplace equality.

"Christine was instrumental in drafting legislation to require health insurance coverage for preexisting conditions," the release states. "She ushered legislation to support jobs at Electric Boat, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods, and Millstone and fund the manufacturing pipeline which provides training for work in manufacturing and engineering fields including Electric Boat. She has been able to restore millions of dollars in education funds for Groton and Ledyard as well as fund improvements to our schools including the Groton 2020 plan, Ledyard Middle School, and Gallup Hill School."

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