Letter to the Editor: Kavros DeGraw Would Be a Gifted Legislator

“I have watched her laughing with voters, crying with voters, and, most importantly, listening to voters.” Valley Press, November 2, 2018. READ MORE …

News Release: Kavros DeGraw Receives 16 Endorsements, Distinctions

Eleni has the backing of family, education, and labor groups, women’s health organizations, environmental groups, organizations that encourage responsible gun ownership, and more. READ MORE …

Letter to the Editor, Avon Board of Education Member: Kavros DeGraw Will Work Tirelessly

“Now more than ever, Avon and Canton need a strong voice in Hartford so that our community is heard and protected. Eleni Kavros DeGraw is that voice.” Valley Press, October 25, 2018. READ MORE …

Letter to the Editor: Kavros DeGraw, Osborne Will Do Better

“It does matter who represents us. And we can have a real say in that. Change is possible.” Valley Press, October 25, 2018. READ MORE …

Letter to the Editor, Avon Board of Finance Member: Kavros DeGraw Will Listen to All Voices

“We need elected officials who are interested in representing all of us, and who have been working diligently to earn our vote.” Valley Press, October 25, 2018. READ MORE …

Candidate Profile: The Valley Press

As a board member of various organizations, one with a budget of millions, I saw first hand how decisions at the state level affected working families and their communities and did the work to find solutions. Valley Press, October 25, 2018. READ MORE …

Full Video: League of Women Voters Canton Forum

Watch Eleni Kavros DeGraw and other candidates share their platforms and their qualifications at the October 16 forum. WATCH VIDEO

#ElectEleni: Effective. Energized. Empathetic. Empowering.

See how Eleni Kavros DeGraw will work with you and FOR you as your next state representative for Canton/Avon. WATCH VIDEO …

Letter to the Editor: Support Eleni Kavros DeGraw for 17th District

“Eleni is a fresh voice and would be a great advocate for our towns in Hartford. Eleni is open minded and does her homework on all the issues that affect us in Connecticut today.” Valley Press, September 6, 2018. READ MORE …

These 10 Connecticut Women Want a Seat in the House

"In a room packed with women who’d graduated from Emerge Connecticut – a group directed by Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Danielson, that aims to elect Democratic women – Kavros DeGraw, one of 24 of the program’s graduates, saw great potential and a sisterhood." Hartford Courant, June 8, 2018. READ MORE ...

Democrats Officially Select Kavros DeGraw for Candidate for 17th House District

"CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill was on hand to offer support for Kavros DeGraw, calling her 'the right candidate at the right moment for us. She’s got more energy than any six people I know. We need people who are going to go out and stand for the right values and do the work to make it happen. That’s what we need in this district.'” Valley Press, June 7, 2018. READ MORE ...

Letter to the Editor: Kavros DeGraw Brings Hard Work, Advocacy

"Canton and Avon will be fortunate to have Eleni standing up for us, especially in the current political environment." Valley Press, June 7, 2018. READ MORE ...

Letter to the Editor: Kavros DeGraw Will Fight for Our Families

"When you find someone like her, you hold onto that person - whether it’s in your business, the PTO, your social circle, or in this case, the Connecticut Statehouse." Valley Press, June 7, 2018. READ MORE ...

Moms Demand Action Candidate Kavros DeGraw Joins Gun Violence Prevention Walk with Rep. Slap

"Slap’s sentiment was echoed by Eleni Kavros DeGraw, who is currently running for election for Connecticut State Representative in District 17. The color orange and walks like this keep the topic on people’s minds and raises attention to this ongoing issue, said DeGraw." We-Ha.com, June 2, 2018. READ MORE ...

Video: Eleni Accepts Endorsement of District 17 Democrats

"I am asking for you stand with me, fight with me, and most importantly, I am asking you to vote for me for your next State Representative for Canton and Avon on November 6." WATCH VIDEO ...

WTNH News 8: Women in Politics Features Eleni Kavros DeGraw

"I think it's important that women, who make up 51% of the population, make up at least 51% of the conversation. That's what's driven me." WTNH News 8, May 10, 2018. WATCH VIDEO ...

District 17 Democratic Nominating Convention Celebration May 16

Community members and their families are encouraged to attend the short convention and stay for the celebration with food and beverages to speak with Kavros DeGraw and hear more about her vision for serving District 17. Valley Press, May 3, 2018. READ MORE ...

Avon Democratic Town Committee Endorses Eleni Kavros DeGraw

"Having the support of my friends and colleagues on my town's Democratic Town Committee means so much. Thank you, Avon Democrats, for being in the trenches with me from the start - can't wait to see what we'll do together!" WATCH VIDEO ...

Canton DTC Endorses Team Eleni for CT District 17 General Assembly

"More than a year ago, when I began to think about running to represent Canton/Avon District 17, I received so much encouragement from the Canton Democratic Town Committee. Honored and humbled by their endorsement. I can't wait to see all the wonderful work we do together." WATCH VIDEO ...

Video: Why I'm Running

Eleni spoke to delegates at the CT Democratic State Central Convention in April: "It's important that we continue to build the state that we all have come to know and love so that our children will want to return here and raise the families that we've been able to so far." WATCH VIDEO ...

Participants Share Thoughts During March For Our Lives

Eleni Kavros DeGraw, Valerie Horsley, Janee Woods, and Christine Rosati Randall turned out for the event. DeGraw, Horsley, and Rosati Randall are running for public office. Hartford Courant, April 3, 2018. READ MORE ...

Forwarding Change

"Action helps cure anxiety, DeGraw said, explaining that ForwardCT helps ease people's fears by giving them concrete things they can do that make a difference, helping them fight against things they think are unjust. "It really is true that one person can make a change, whether it's locally in their own community, whether it's statewide, whether it's nationally." Valley Life Magazine, March 2018. READ MORE ...

School Protocol in Focus in CT in the Wake of Parkland Shooting

With what happened at Sandy Hook and the fifth anniversary still fresh in her mind, Eleni Kavros DeGraw was emotional when her son finally got home on the day of the soft lockdown in Avon. WNPR, March 5, 2018. READ MORE ...

Strength From Diversity

Eleni, shown with her daughter Sabrina, is a regular volunteer at the twice-monthly Mobile Foodshare distribution at the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center. Valley Life Magazine, March 1, 2018. READ MORE ...

"She has a lot of good energy, a lot of good ideas ..."

"... and a good group of people on her campaign staff," said Tom Sevigny, chair of the Canton Democratic Town Committee. "I'm looking forward to the race." Valley Press, February 22, 2018. READ MORE ...

"We are so grateful that they will be free stay in the country, to stay together as a family ..."

"... that they will be able to practice their faith as Christians and that we will have the opportunity to celebrate them as business owners and wonderful community members we know them to be." Valley Press, February 22, 2018. READ MORE ...

Eleni Kavros DeGraw Declares Candidacy for CT 17 House District

See what the Hartford Courant says about Eleni's campaign and the issues Eleni is championing as she runs for the District 17 House seat. Hartford Courant, February 15, 2018. READ MORE ...

"We thank ICE for enacting a stay of their deportation."

"We are so grateful that they will be free to stay in this country, to stay together as a family." FOX 61 WTIC-TV, February 15, 2018. READ MORE ...

News Release: Kavros DeGraw Running for CT House , Qualifies for Citizen Election Program

“It’s crucial that our legislators be willing to show up, propose legislation, and reach across the aisle to create relationships. I will not be a placeholder; I will be the working legislator our district deserves.” READ MORE ...

New York Magazine: The Other Women's March on Washington

"To see our entire country covered in women running for office is beautiful, but to be included in these photos with women who are blazing a trail of change is an honor." New York Magazine, January 19, 2018. READ MORE ...

"I think it's obvious that change is afoot in Avon."

“When you look at the numbers and how close some of the races were it’s clear there are people in town who are significantly more engaged than in the past." Hartford Courant, November 7, 2017. READ MORE ...

In the Farmington Valley, the Women Who Can are Giving Back

"Anything we can do in a non-partisan way to help non-profit groups is a good thing." Hartford Courant, March 16, 2017. READ MORE ...

Hundreds ... Express Concerns Over Trump Administration

Eleni DeGraw, from Avon, is a co-founder of Forward CT – a grassroots group ... She asked Murphy how grassroots groups, like hers, can be supportive and more effective. Hartford Courant, February 21, 2017. READ MORE ...