Kathy Kennedy, the Republican candidate for state representative in the 119th District, admits she doesn’t have political experience, but she says she knows how to manage a tight personal budget; has united PTA parents around the state to work together as past president of the state PTA, and uses common sense to overcome challenges.
Kennedy said making tough choices about spending is something she has done at home and is prepared to do at the state. After she got divorced about five years ago and moved into a condominium, she realized she couldn’t afford the car she was driving. So she sold it and is driving an older model car her parents gave her. Sometimes she walks the mile or so to her job as an administrative assistant in the City of Milford’s legal department. She also picked up catering work on the weekends, and she makes extra money recording minutes for city meetings, a longtime job she says has brought her up close to city politics, though not in the driver’s seat.