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East Haddam First Selectman Irene Haines to Seek Re-Election This November

East Haddam- On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, Irene Haines, the Republican First Selectwoman from the Town of East Haddam, announced she is seeking re-election for the town’s top office. Haines, who also serves as the state representative in the 34th General Assembly District, looks to continue her service to the small eastern Connecticut town.


“I am determined to keep working for the residents of East Haddam,” First Selectwoman Irene Haines said. “We have laid a lot of groundwork for our future over the past year, and I know with everyone’s help, we can continue to see East Haddam prosper.”


Currently in her first term, Haines is running on her administration’s numerous accomplishments since taking office in November of 2021. Irene Haines has been a tireless advocate for the residents of East Haddam. She recently set policies to benefit elderly and disabled citizens by offering extended tax relief. She has also partnered with Youth & Family Services and other social services organizations, working to deliver more holistic wrap-around social services for residents. Haines has also successfully negotiated contracts with police officers and paid firefighters in the town. In an additional effort to address public safety in town, Haines quickly added a police officer to address theft and vandalism at the town beach and worked closely with local police to address DUI occurrences, speeding, and overall crime. Haines also prioritized the need for a new front-line piece of firefighting and rescue apparatus by accepting a $1 million grant awarded to the town. She remains focused on finding efficiency and instituting zero-based budgeting within town government while increasing service to town residents.


“East Haddam has been my home for over 27 years,” added Haines. “My husband and I have raised our two daughters here and have greatly enjoyed our town’s rural character. The most notable aspect of our town is its people, their ingenuity, drive, creativity, and compassion. Our town has a spirit like no other, and I want to continue to support and foster that. I have been honored to serve as your first selectwoman these past two years, and now I humbly ask you to re-elect me this November. I will continue working hard for all of you right up to Election Day and hope to continue working through another term. I love this town, and I love this job.”


The East Haddam Municipal Election will be held on November 7, 2023. For more on First Selectwoman Irene Haines and her accomplishments as your first selectwoman from the Town of East Haddam, please visit (insert website address here.)

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