May 12, 2020
Contact: Kristin Campanelli

JoAnn Angelico-Stetson Announces Campaign for State Rep 

BERLIN, CT— JoAnn Angelico-Stetson has filed paperwork to run for the office of State Representative in the 30th District of the Connecticut General Assembly. 

“In these unprecedented and unpredictable times, when so many feel vulnerable, they need to know that their representative understands the hardships they are facing, and will work for them, and with them, to transcend these challenges,” said JoAnn Angelico-Stetson. “Our next state representative will need the experience I have gained in public service to form a unified coalition to rebuild our state in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. More than anything, the people of our district need a representative who will listen to and protect their values.” 

Former Berlin Mayor Adam Salina said, “Whatever happens at the national level this November, we need JoAnn fighting for all of us in Hartford. She is a fierce advocate that understands the needs of our seniors, veterans, students and community as a whole. She will work to improve our economy and she understands the budget challenges we face in Berlin and Southington.” 

“JoAnn is someone who truly cares for people. Because of that, I know we can trust her to make the right decisions for the people of Southington. She works incredibly hard and will always be there for us,” said resident Don Hebert. “If you want to understand her character, just look at what she’s doing with ‘The Lasagna Project’ to help ensure our seniors have a warm meal and know someone cares during this crisis. I cannot commend her enough for helping the people of our towns.” 

Angelico-Stetson is currently serving her second term on the Berlin Town Council. She is a lifelong resident of Connecticut and grew up in Wethersfield. She has lived in Berlin since 1997 where she raised her three children and is now the proud grandmother of three as well. JoAnn has long worked with Judge Scott Chadwick and is the Senior Litigation Paralegal at the law firm of Ford & Paulekas, LLP in Hartford. JoAnn is a Justice of the Peace and a former member of the Berlin Board of Education. She also served on the Berlin Economic Development Commission. 

Connecticut House of Representatives Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, who is not seeking re-election, said, “We need someone who has the experience to ensure the voices of the people of Berlin and Southington are heard in Hartford after I’m gone. With JoAnn Angelico-Stetson on the ballot, I can retire knowing that we’ll have a fighter for us in Hartford. We’ll be able to count on her to stand up for all of us.” 

Angelico-Stetson will focus on recovery efforts to restore Connecticut’s economy through re-employment measures, tax relief, and healthcare protections. "More than ever before, we must respect our differences, work together and restore relationships," says Angelico-Stetson. 

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