Meet Kim

Eight years ago, Kim Fawcett ran her first campaign for state representative promising to be a voice for the people of Fairfield. She has been speaking out and making a difference ever since. Kim’s bold and independent approach, tempered by a commitment to working cooperatively with others to achieve results, has established her as a can-do leader in Fairfield County.

Kim working with Fairfield constituents.

Kim is driven to make government leaner, more efficient and more accountable to taxpayers. Kim understands the financial pressures we face because she is one of us: wife, daughter, working mother of three (who has also been an at-home mom), homeowner, and longtime community volunteer who loves Connecticut. These experiences inform her legislative work and reinforce her steadfast commitment to staying connected to her constituents and their concerns.

Kim has developed expertise in several areas over her three terms in office. Two that she has concentrated on most recently are transportation and children’s issues, both of which are big drivers of state spending (read more). Here’s an overview of Kim’s record of leadership in the Connecticut General Assembly:

  • Assistant Majority Leader
  • Vice Chair Select Committee on Children
  • Co-Chair Transportation Bonding Subcommittee
  • Co-Chair Transportation Subcommittee for Appropriations
  • Results Based Accountability - Children's Report Card
  • Coastal Community Caucus
  • Moderate Democratic Caucus
  • Smart Growth and Regional Efficiency Committee
  • Vice Chair Health Care Cost Containment Committee
  • 2011 - present
  • 2011 - present
  • 2012 - present
  • 2009 - 2012
  • 2011 - present
  • 2012 - present
  • 2009 - present
  • 2009 - present
  • 2008 - 2009

Early Accomplishments

Throughout her life, Kim has shown an irrepressible talent for bringing people together and making things happen. Whether organizing a new sorority as a college student, spearheading an effort to build a community pool in Fairfield, or championing legislation in her current role as state representative, Kim dives in with both passion and a carefully thought out action plan.

Kim’s early professional career as a legislative assistant to the governor of Maryland and youth project director gave her an important window on the legislative process and planted the idea that she might one day be able to help people by working as an elected official.

But it wasn’t until several years later, after Kim became known as Fairfield’s “Pool Lady” in 2004, that she decided to run for elective office. Many people who worked with Kim on a grassroots effort to organize more than 1,000 families in support of a community pool project saw her potential as a leader and urged her to run.

Roots in the Community

Kim and her husband, Rick, married in 1994 and relocated to Fairfield in 1999. They knew right away that they had finally found the place where they wanted to raise their family. They are the proud parents of three soccer and skiing enthusiasts – Kylie, 16; Cassie, 14; and Nicholas, 12 – who attend Fairfield Public Schools.

In her spare time, Kim has been the producer, director and host of a children’s talk show called “Kids Who Care.” The program’s mission is to engage our children in a conversation about current issues facing our community, state and world. In 2010, she lauched "Fairfield, Our Town", an interview show that introduces local government, private sector and not for profit leaders to our community. Kim can also be seen during every election season out talking to voters and walking door to door.

Professional Experience

  • State Representative
  • Youth Project Director, National School Health Education Coalition (NaSHEC), Washington, DC
  • Legislative Assistant to William Donald Schaeffer, Governor of Maryland
  • Congressional Intern, Office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland
  • 2006 - present

Community Involvement

  • Member Warde High School PTA
  • Member Tomlinson High School PTA
  • Warde Soccer Booster Club Member
  • Aquaculture Regional Science and Technology Center PTO
  • Member Stratfield Elementary PTA (former)
  • Member Ludlow Middle School PTA (former)
  • Member 2012 Ludlowe Corps
  • Brooklawn Park Community Association Chair
  • Former Board member of Fairfield League of Women Voters
  • Former Board member of SPARK
  • Member of Black Rock Congregational Church
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Education

  • Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Towson University, Baltimore
  • Attended the Women’s Campaign School, Yale University
  • 1992 - 1995

  • 1987 - 1991

  • 2005

Kim Fawcett 2014, Eric Newman, Treasurer

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