Valerie Eastwood, Democratic candidate for District 62

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Valerie Eastwood

Longtime attorney and healthcare advocate Valerie Eastwood is throwing her hat into the ring as Democratic candidate for District 62, Connecticut House of Representatives.

“I am delighted to declare my candidacy for the State House of Representatives,” Eastwood said. “Our towns deserve experienced leadership and a Rep who will fight for progress and protect the health and well-being of our hard-working families.”

“I’ve spent my career fighting to improve access to healthcare and services, and I share everyone’s concerns about rising insurance costs and diminishing access to affordable care. I stand for “Medicare for All” and for recognizing and treating the opioid epidemic and gun violence as public health crises,” Eastwood said.

A resident of Granby, Eastwood noted, “We enjoy a terrific quality of life in our towns, which we need to preserve and enhance with increased services to seniors, in-home solutions for our disabled and elderly neighbors and small business incentives to re-energize businesses in our communities. We need strong progressive leadership that can get things done and cut through divisiveness and obstructionism in our State House. I will work hard to move Connecticut forward, and I will reach across political party lines to find commonsense, progressive solutions for Connecticut.”

Eastwood grew up in Miami, Florida and is a graduate of University of Miami Law School (J.D.) and Georgetown University (LL.M). She and her husband, a minister in the United Church of Christ, have two sons, currently in graduate school in Virginia and New York. Eastwood is a member of the Granby Democratic Town Committee, and serves on the Granby Library Board.