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New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announces run for re-election

Stewart was first elected in 2013 and was the youngest person to ever serve in the position.

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced that she is seeking re-election for the November 2023 election. 

The announcement on Twitter came Wednesday morning. In it, she said that the "work's not done just yet."

Stewart, a Republican, was first elected in 2013 at the age of 26, making her the youngest mayor to be elected in the city's history. And she is currently the first woman to be elected for more than one term, having been re-elected three times prior.

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Stewart's father, Timothy, was mayor of New Britain from 2003 to 2011.

During her time as mayor, Stewart made it known she was looking for a change in the city and looked to bolster its business growth. Her office reports over 1,400 new businesses have opened in the city during her near-decade-long mayorship. 

Over the years, Stewart has been recognized as being influential in her city

She was given the Women’s Leadership Award from the Connecticut Republican Party. At the same time, Connecticut Magazine named her one of their “40 Under 40,” and the New Britain City Journal named her their “Person of the Year.”

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance has also awarded Mayor Stewart “Public Servant of the Year.” 

Most recently, Hartford Magazine readers named her Best Politician in Connecticut in 2020. 

Read more about Stewart's work here.

Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  

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