Kim Rose will seek another term

On Wednesday night, Democrat State Rep. Kim Rose announced that she will be seeking reelection to Milford’s 118th District that she has represented since 2011.

The announcement was made during a rally attended by supporters, friends and family, standing with her cheering on the news.

"I am honored to have the backing of so many friends, neighbors and constituents  who believe in the work I have done these past few years at the State Capitol,” Rose said. "During my tenure in the legislature, I have worked tirelessly for my constituents and Milford’s citizens, bringing our priorities to the table and being a loud and strong voice in Hartford.”

In a statement to the press, Rose outlined some of her accomplishments at the state level:

She said she fought against the Naugatuck Avenue recycling plant plan, and fought to close a loophole in the state’s affordable housing statute that has been used to make Milford vulnerable through the bypassing of local zoning laws.

She said she has worked to ensure that resident’s voices and concerns are taken into account in the DEEP’s Silver Sands Beach restoration plan, and most recently, she has spoken against the closing of St. Gabriel’s School and has reached out to their Bishop to find alternatives to the closing.

Rose has also worked to secure veterans’ benefits and on the naming Milford’s Greg Smith to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.

“I am committed to the city I love, and I am definitely not finished yet in Hartford,” she said. “There is still much work ahead and, without a doubt, the relationships I have built and the experience I have gained will be valuable assets as I continue my work in the legislature.”

Rose’s leadership positions in the General Assembly include Majority Whip and Vice Chairman of the Housing Committee. She is also a member of the Select Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Children's Committee, and was elected to serve as co-chair of the bipartisan Woman's Caucus, a group of female lawmakers that advocate for women's issues at the Capitol.