Kim HealyAndrea Chalon Name: Kim Healy Party: Republican Race: 26th state Senate district Kim Healy is a political newcomer and has set her sights on representing the 26th district in the state Senate. She describes herself as “a wife, a mother, a former auditor, and an engaged, proud member of the Wilton community.” She has been treasurer of many organizations since leaving her professional career and is currently on the board of the Wilton Library Association as treasurer. She is also a volunteer tax preparer for retired and low-income individuals. Healy was endorsed at the Republican convention earlier this year and won a primary in August. If elected, her priorities are: local planning and zoning control, the state’s pension liabilities and reinvigorating the business community. Healy has also been endorsed by the Independent Party of Connecticut and as such, her name will appear on both the Republican and Independent party ballot lines in the Nov. 3 election. Healy is hoping to unseat freshman incumbent Will Haskell, a Democrat from Westport, who upset longtime Republican state Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton in 2018. The 26th district encompasses Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton and portions of Bethel, New Canaan, Weston, and Westport.