December 21, 2012

Connecticut delegation turns spotlight on gun control

For Elizabeth Esty, who soon will be sworn in to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District, the horror of the past week has already meant a dramatic shift in priorities. Esty has been spending 10- to 14-hour days in Newtown since last Friday’s horrific massacre that killed 2...
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December 20, 2012

CAN GUN CONTROL SURVIVE CONGRESS?

Still, many Democrats remain optimistic that something can get done, that Newtown has altered the congressional math on this issue. One of them is Elizabeth Esty, the newly elected Congresswoman whose district includes Newtown (her predecessor, Chris Murphy, is moving up to the Senate). “I...
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December 20, 2012

Esty Announces Assignment to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Cites Critical Role Assignment Plays In Economic Development for the 5th District and Connecticut CHESHIRE, CT – Representative-elect Elizabeth Esty announced today her assignment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during her first term serving the 5th Congressional Distric...
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December 20, 2012

Connecticut Congresswoman-elect Esty: It's time to buckle down and deal with gun control

Ricky Campbell, Register-Citizen GOSHEN >> In her first public discussion on the matter, Congresswoman-elect Elizabeth Esty said it’s time to buckle down on gun control laws, pointing to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre as a “waking-up point” in national politics. Est...
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December 15, 2012

Tragedy and Hope

I write to you heavy-hearted, having spent much of the last two days in Newtown, a beautiful town in our wonderful 5th District of Connecticut. The unspeakable horror of what has been visited upon this town and its kind people is beyond all imagination. I know from your many calls and emails that...
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November 15, 2012

Esty goes to Congress school

WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman-elect Elizabeth Esty summed up her whirlwind first week in Washington as the incoming freshman House member from Connecticut's 5th District: "It's a little bit like college freshman orientation!" One parallel: New members even get a facebook -- the printed kind -- wit...
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November 13, 2012

Elizabeth Esty Talks with FOX Ct About Her Goals in Congress

Elizabeth talked with Al Terzi and Lauri Perez on FOX CT's the Real Story last week about getting set to Represent the 5th District in Congress. Click here to watch.
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November 9, 2012

Esty Planning Transition To Congress

With the primary and a general election behind her, Elizabeth Esty says she will make economic issues, assisting small businesses and manufacturing her priorities as a new member of Congress. Esty, 53, a Democrat from Cheshire, also said she will push to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle c...
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November 8, 2012

Ground game helps Esty to victory

DANBURY -- Congresswoman-elect Elizabeth Esty's campaign officials credit their extensive grass-roots effort for pushing her to success in Tuesday's election. Esty's campaign manager, Julie Sweet, said they had an extensive ground game, particularly in Fairfield County, that included hundreds of...
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November 7, 2012

Thank You - A Message from Elizabeth

On Tuesday, I had the honor of being elected as the next Representative for Connecticut’s 5th District. I know it wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you – you who supported our campaign, who spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors to vote and made your...
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