Wilton RTC backs two hometown candidates for state office

WILTON — The Republican Town Committee has endorsed two hometown candidates, Toni Boucher and Kim Healy, for state Senate and the Connecticut House of Representatives respectively.

Both are currently unopposed in their respective primaries.

Boucher has previously served as a state senator in the 26th Senatorial District from 2008 to 2018. She seeks to reclaim her seat after sitting out the last election cycle and being ousted by current Sen. Will Haskell in her most recent election four years ago. Haskell, who earned 53.4 percent of the vote in 2018 and 58.3 percent in 2020 against Healy, is not seeking reelection this year after announcing his desire to attend law school.

Wilton RTC Chairman Peter Wrampe said Boucher is the right fit once again for the town and district as a whole. She brings experience both in politics and in business, having held executive positions at Fortune 500 businesses and having founded small businesses.

“With this combination of successful legislative and business experience, Toni will tackle the most pressing issues of the 26th District: keeping education and zoning local and support our law enforcement,” Wrampe said.

Fellow Wilton resident Ceci Maher has also announced her candidacy for the 26th District on the Democratic ticket and will run opposite Boucher.

Healy is currently serving on the Wilton Board of Selectmen after being elected in 2021. She is a CPA and former auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers by trade and has also served on numerous volunteer boards in town, including on the Wilton Library Association board.

The district will see another Wilton resident and Board of Selectmen candidate with Keith Denning run as a Democrat on the 42nd District ticket.

“The Wilton Republican Town Committee will tirelessly support our outstanding candidates, Toni Boucher and Kim Healy, to assure that Wilton’s voice is heard again in Hartford,” Wrampe said. “2022 will be a great year for Republicans in Connecticut. I am confident that we will have the best slate of candidates in years and I look forward to ensuring that the Wilton RTC contributes significantly to the victory of our candidates.”