SOUTHBURY — Emily Harrison has announced her intention to seek the Republican endorsement for a seat on the Board of Selectmen. Southbury Republicans will endorse candidates for local offices at the Republican Caucus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Senior Center/Parks and Recreation Building, 561 Main St. South.
Saying she seeks to continue her family’s five generations of service to Southbury, Ms. Harrison continued. “I’ve always taken pride in my family’s service to this town such as a founding member of the fire department, serving on the Board of Selectmen, and our town’s longest serving fire chief.
“I have recently learned my great grandmother signed the initial document protesting the Bund in Southbury. I was inspired by her action. I intend to bring a young voice to this office to help represent our town’s future.”
During her career, Ms. Harrison started at an entry level position and in four years worked her way to vice president at a fundraising consulting firm. She has experience in volunteer management and strategic plan implementation.
“I am blessed to still have three grandparents, all of who still live in Southbury. This has helped me not only understand the needs of our seniors, but also have a pulse on what makes us a vibrant attractive community to young families.
“I want to encourage people to stay in our community. I have been proud to see our town join forces, regardless of political affiliation, the last four years and want to see that continued practice.”
Ms. Harrison attributes her agricultural background to her ability to see a task to completion. She looks forward to laying the foundation for the future of Southbury where continued generations can live, work and raise a family.
While she moved to four different states to further her career, Ms. Harrison said she has always known she’d return to Southbury to build her future. As a new Southbury homeowner, Ms. Harrison now resides on the same street four previous generations of Harrisons have called home.