State Rep. Terrie Wood was re-elected Tuesday to represent the 141st District, which includes Darien and Rowayton. Wood ran unopposed and ended up with 6,522 votes in Darien.
Wood was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2008, when she took over for John J. Ryan, who retired. She ran unopposed in that election as well. During her time in the House she has served on the Appropriations, Environment and Education committees.
Wood has been a resident of Rowayton for four years, and was a resident of Darien for 29 years. She has been very active in the community, participating in the Representative Town Meeting, the Darien Land Trust, the Darien High School referendum committee, Person-To-Person, the Community Fund and Post 53, among other organizations.
Wood said that even though she ran unopposed she was happy to receive the validation of voters. "I have a lot of bipartisan support, and I'm very proud of that. There is a way to work across party lines," she said. She added that she was excited to see so many people out voting. "It's great to see that kind of enthusiasm," she said.
During her bid for re-election, Wood campaigned on the issues of changing tax policies and fixing the budget. "The tax policies have gotten way out of control in this state," she said in a debate last month at Darien Town Hall.
She also added that the government has grown out of proportion to the size of the state's population, and that it would take a lot of compromise to balance the budget. "This administration has skated along, avoided making the tougher decisions, kept giving money out, building programs. We can't continue to do that. Everybody across the board has to pitch in," she said.
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