Representative Rose is proud to serve as your voice in Hartford as the Representative for the 118th Assembly District at the State Capitol. For the past two years she has served on the following committees including the Select Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, the Select Committee on Children, Environment, and Planning and Development.
Kim was born in Milford, and when her family moved to Derby, Kim spent her summers at her grandmother’s house on Laurel Beach where she discovered her love of Milford and the environment. This led her to aggressively pursue conservation and preservation of our State’s wonderful scenic areas, such as Silver Sands Beach. Throughout her adult life her commitment to the environment and the future of Milford is shown by her tireless efforts to reduce the number of units at a condominium complex where the health and safety of her neighbors were in jeopardy. She was also called upon the passive users at Eisenhower Park to help stop the over development of Milford’s last large undeveloped parcel. She has also worked with her neighbors to try to stop a recycling facility from becoming operational at 990 Naugatuck Ave. Most recently, working in concert with her neighbors and the Milford delegation in Hartford, they were able to pass legislation which restores a municipality’s oversight over recycling facilities.
Longing to return to Milford, she moved back just before the birth of her first child Crystal. Crystal now 25, graduated Cum Laud with a Bachelors of Chemistry from the Honor’s College at SCSU. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University and is a Physician Assistant in the ER at Manchester Hospital. Crystal resides in Milford and will be married in 2013 to Foran HS Graduate Dashiell Anderson. Kim’s second child Casey has recently returned from a year-long deployment in Afghanistan and is a Sergeant with the Connecticut Army National Guard. Rose, a Blue Star Mom, values our Veterans and knows firsthand the sacrifices not only of our service men and women but the sacrifices and strain placed on the families left at home. Kim is a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Devon Post 7788 and has served as its Jr. Vice President for the past 5 years.
Her love of the community led her to become deeply involved in Milford’s future. She opened a store in Downtown and co-founded the Downtown Milford Business Assoc. When her children were young Kim was an active mother at St. Gabriel School where she established and chaired their most successful fundraiser- their Good and Services Auction which continues today. She also joined several local organizations such as the Milford Elks Club, Walnut Beach Association, Milford Irish Heritage Society, and the Milford Newcomer’s Club which she was elected President in her second year.
In 2007 Kim decided that she wanted to serve her community as an elected official successfully running for the Planning and Zoning Board proudly serving the 3rd District of Milford fighting for smart development and conservation and was elected Vice-Chair in 2008 and 2009. She was also instrumental in getting the Planning and Zoning meetings televised. In 2010 she decided to bring her talents to the State Capitol building where she became to voice of Milford’s 118th Assembly District.
Kim has a long and distinguished history of public service to the residents of Milford and looks forward to helping to make not only Milford, but the State of Connecticut a better place to work and to live.
Updated March 5, 2012