Stevenson for Connecticut 2018


Jayme Stevenson is currently serving in her eighth year as First Selectman of Darien, a town of approximately 21,000 residents in southwestern Connecticut.

As Darien’s CEO, she is Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and responsible for a $140 million budget. She also oversees day-to-day municipal operations and emergency preparedness and response.

Thanks to Jayme’s conservative policymaking and fiscal discipline, the town enjoys a “Aaa” credit rating from Moody’s.

Jayme has been elected to leadership positions by several prominent organizations:

  • Chairman     - Western CT Council of Governments (WestCOG)
  • Chairman     - Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
  • Vice Chairman     - CT Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA)
  • Board Member     - CT Conference of Municipalities (CCM)
  • Board Member     - The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling &Education

Jayme grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and received her B.S. degree in Telecommunication & Business Management from Arizona State University.

Before leaving the workforce to raise her five children, Jayme served for 6 years as a bond analyst and Vice-President of Asset-Backed Finance at Standard & Poor’s Corporation. She and her husband John have lived in Darien for 27 years. John is a Stamford and Darien native.

Jayme is passionate about improving the lives of others and ending the opioid crisis. In 2011 she received the CT Republican Women’s Leadership Award, and in June of this year she received the Spirit of Hope Award from Liberation Programs for her dedication to preventing, treating and ending the crisis and stigma of addiction.

Our Fiscal Crisis

Connecticut’s fiscal crisis is threatening the most important services our government provides.

Spending on education, human services, and public health and safety will be crowded out if growth continues to slow and fixed costs continue to skyrocket.

As First Selectman, Jayme manages a budget challenged annually by declining state aid and rising labor costs. Darien’s strong Aaa credit rating reflects her ability to continually find new solutions and efficiencies, and her four consecutive terms prove her ability to do so while also building consensus.

As Lieutenant Governor, Jayme will leverage her experience to support and augment the next Governor’s efforts to jumpstart the Connecticut economy and rein in spending.

No other candidate has the experience and track record she does. That’s why she’s RIGHT TO WIN IN NOVEMBER.