New Vision for 2020 in the 37th District
East Lyme, and Salem CT -- Catherine Steel announced today her candidacy for State Representative for the 37th District, representing the towns of East Lyme and Salem.
Ms. Steel, a retired educator and speech pathologist, serves on the East Lyme Board of Education, and is the board president of an area non-profit: Artreach, Inc, based in Norwich, which supports health and wellness through the creative and performing arts. The nonprofit helps improve the quality of life, health, and happiness of those involved.
Additionally, Ms. Steel hosts and produces a weekly show called Stories Worth Telling on Atlantic Broadband, which airs on Sunday at 7:30 PM. Stories Worth Telling captures the passion and mission of guests and explores legislative concerns whenever possible. Previously, Ms. Steel worked for 35 years as a speech pathologist in public schools, giving her a unique perspective on educational and public policy issues, including the importance of the social determinants of health, the increasing demands on our educational systems, and the avenues to better connect schools to communities. Ms. Steel has seen the impact quality education can have on an individual’s life.
"I am thrilled to bring my broad background and experience to run as a representative of the towns of East Lyme and Salem. My ability to assess situations and identify solutions will bring new legislation into law. Collaboration and cooperation across the aisle will be immediate. When elected I will work tenaciously for all of the residents of Salem and East Lyme.
Ms. Steel said that her top priority will be improving the quality of life for all residents. She will do this through stabilizing the budget, with increased appropriations for Salem and East Lyme, and working to reform the state pension structure to achieve greater equality.
“From early childhood through the aging population, we must make Connecticut a premier choice for living, working, raising young families and retiring. I want to save the lives of opioid addicts, help our youth to feel safe, serve the aged, and assure that our veterans are getting their promised services. I was raised by a widow and as the eighth of nine children, I learned early the importance of independence, community outreach and, most importantly, helping others whenever possible."
Ms. Steel is eager to speak directly with residents of East Lyme and Salem to better understand pressing issues in the community, and how she might be able to better represent our interests in Hartford. For more information on Ms. Steel, please visit www.catesteel.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also support her campaign by sharing your voice. Now is the time to pursue change.
You can check out Cate's show here.
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