Former teacher Jahana Hayes is officially Connecticut’s 5th District Representative, and says she’s ready to make a change.
Jahana Hayes, the freshman Connecticut Congresswoman, is on the cover of the popular magazine Rolling Stone along with a few other officials!
Waterbury’s First Congregational Church was filled with hundreds of people down on their luck Thursday. They came together to seek fellowship and food on Thanksgiving Day.
"It's very emotional just to see her start from the beginning and working up all the way to where she is now."
From the classroom to congress, Representative Jahana Hayes is not only representing Connecticut, but women of the future.
"I got a call from her and she told me how she's so proud of me."
"I did not go to Washington to hurt people and people are hurting. So, we really have to work on getting this shutdown over — getting it to end."
Newly-elected Congresswoman Jahana Hayes cut the ribbon on the opening of her new 5th Congressional district offices in downtown Waterbury on Bank Street and couldn’t contain her excitement.
Connecticut history will be made tomorrow when Jahana Hayes is sworn in as the 5th Congressional District Congresswoman. News 8’s George Colli is live in the Nation’s Capitol where he spoke exclusively with her as she is moving into her office.
When 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty decided against running for reelection due to an abuse scandal in her office, it opened the door to a wide open race.