State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria was elected to serve the 105th district of Beacon Falls, Seymour, and part of Derby in November 2016. After being sworn into office in January 2017, Rep. Klarides-Ditria was picked to sit on the legislature’s Finance, Revenue & Bonding, Public Health, and Regulation Review Committees.
Rep, Klarides-Ditria is a lifelong resident of Seymour whose grandparents made their way from Greece many years ago in search of the American Dream. They started a small family business (Klarides Supermarkets) and worked very hard every day of their lives to give their families a better life than they had. As a young girl, she grew up working at her family’s supermarkets in Seymour and Derby, where she learned the values of hard work and putting her community first.
In 2011, Nicole decided to run for a seat on the Board of Selectman in Seymour. She won that election and was unanimously voted by Democrats and Republicans on the Board of Selectman to become the Deputy First Selectman. Nicole was reelected to the Board Selectman in 2013 and 2015 and stepped down from being the Deputy First Selectman after winning her election for State Representative. She still continues to serve on the Board of Selectmen as a regular member.
Nicole graduated from Quinnipiac University, and after graduating went on to pursue a career as an athletic trainer and currently is the head athletic trainer at both Lauralton Hall High School in Milford and for the Seymour High School Football team. She also has an active role in managing a number of business properties owned by her family.
Rep. Klarides-Ditria’s sister Themis Klarides also serves as a State Representative serving Orange, Woodbridge, and part of Derby. The siblings became the first sisters to serve together in the history of the State House of Representatives.
Nicole lives in Seymour, with her husband, a Seymour Police Detective, and son.