Calling on elected leaders to heal the nation, congratulating Himes

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The voters have spoken here in the 4th Congressional District and I congratulate Jim Himes on a successful re-election.

I’m deeply grateful to my family and everyone who invested time, energy and funding in my campaign and to my talented, passionate team who believed deeply in our mission. We may not have won this race but our winning comes from the incredible people we’ve met and the thoughts, ideas and stories we’ve shared. I’ve listened. I see you.

For any successful candidate, winning comes with great responsibility not only to those who voted for you but also to those who didn’t. The best leaders reflect on what isn’t working for the voters they lost and try to do better. Democracy isn’t simply about serving the winning majority…it’s about re-balancing after the election so that everyone benefits from the decisions and outcomes of those who have earned the privilege to lead.

Our nation remains more divided than ever. I’m calling on our newly elected/re-elected leaders to bridge the political divide to help heal our nation. We need you to make America safer and more affordable; to partner with parents to ensure our children get the education they deserve; to make legal immigration a priority; to protect our environment while accepting that energy must remain affordable for families and businesses and to recognize that a strong Democracy requires a free and unbiased media, valuing different perspectives and showing up for everyone you serve.

Jayme Stevenson

2022 Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District


Bryan Meek November 10, 2022 at 8:50 pm

Did you ever think that “preserving democracy” would entail having one party rule? It would be more comforting if Mr. Himes had any type of ranking status on any committee. The fact he doesn’t is one of the more major disappointments of his tenure. Shays had power. Himes has been deemed a Pelosi puppet despite years of fealty. CT loses big time here.

Marjorie Madden November 11, 2022 at 9:59 am

One wonders if Mr Hines will ever vote on the merits of Legislation in coming terms. His previous record has aligned 100% with Nancy Pelosi. So the questions begs to be asked is Mr Himes representing us all or just Democrats. It’s hard to imagine that not one bill proposed by Republicans or Independents in Mr Hines tenure was not worthy of support.

Victor Cavallo November 11, 2022 at 12:09 pm

Two things that worked against you: you ran a poor, half-hearted campaign and the Goldstein malcontents were allowed by party leaders to sabatage your candidacy.

Ken Werner November 11, 2022 at 2:46 pm

I voted for Jim Himes, and I congratulate Jayme Stevenson for her gracious concession statement. It is unfortunate that Bryan Meek was not inspired by her example.

Diana Christopher November 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Jayme you are truly a class act. I enjoyed getting to know you. Your enthusiasm and genuine want to help residents shined. You ran a great campaign. Although, grass roots campaign-you made headway and I commend your efforts. You had some fabulous ideas and brought a lot to the table. Your volunteers were awesome and you truly represented the party professionally. I am so appreciative of people within our party that represent with incredible positivity and professionalism! That is what democracy is all about and what wanting to make change and have a genuine effect on the lives of residents is all about. You were a role model. You don’t have to always win. It is nice and I personally wish you did. But your message is greater-unifying and acknowledging the experience graciously and perhaps leaving opportunity in the future. You certainly left an impression on me and I applaud and aspire to your efforts. Thank you for being a strong kick a** woman and standing up for our district the best that you could. Being a candidate takes guts! Thank you

Bryan Meek November 12, 2022 at 8:24 am

Hey Ken. Can you name one Committee Mr. Himes will have any say on in the next term? Can you list his accomplishments specific to our district last legislative session? I can. A sidewalk on West Rocks Rd isn’t going to address the bone crushing traffic in the region thanks to years of complacency with the state of our infrastructure. Gracious? That’s rich coming from the side who’s party leader calls half the country a threat to democracy while he executive orders us to death in the next two years.

Nora King November 12, 2022 at 8:47 pm

You are a class act Jayme. CT was lucky in this race to have two talented, smart and class act candidates. CT will lose out if you don’t run for a higher office again. You are destined to lead our state in some future capacity.

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