GREENWICH, Conn. – Mudita “Dita” Bhargava received a unanimous endorsement to earn the Democratic nomination to run for state representative in the 151st House District in Greenwich on Wednesday night.
“This district has not sent a Democrat to Hartford in over a century. I am proud that our party nominated such an accomplished candidate who, when elected, will represent so many historic firsts for the district,” said Jeff Ramer, chair of the Greenwich Democratic Town Committee. “Dita is a sterling example of the progress our party represents.”
Bhargava, the daughter of a single immigrant mother, focused her acceptance speech on ensuring the same kind of access she had to the American Dream for every Connecticut resident, while getting Hartford’s fiscal house back in order.
“I don’t believe that increasing taxes is the necessary solution to solving our fiscal issues. Instead, we need creative ways to address and fix the budgetary problems in Hartford and create a more business and family friendly environment,” said Bhargava.
“This will entice our businesses and families to stay and thrive and will also attract new ones to move here. And naturally, the pool of tax income will increase.
"After spending two decades in the financial sector, I am equipped with the right combination of quantitative and negotiating skills to be a strong and effective voice on policymaking and I intend to tackle these issues immediately. Building a healthier fiscal situation will lead to better resources for all of us.”
Jill Oberlander expressed strong support for Bhargava. "Dita is a smart, capable leader who will work tirelessly to effect change in Hartford,” Oberlander said.
“I’ve been one of the only women for most of my career. I often had to work harder than my peers to prove my ability and make myself matter,” Bhargava concluded. “It is that fighting spirit that I will bring to this race. I plan to run a campaign to win and then bring that same drive to Hartford where I will make Greenwich matter.”
She lives in Cos Cob with her husband and two children.
The 151st House seat is currently held by Republican Fred Camillo of Greenwich.