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Diane Farrell was the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the Fourth Congressional District of Connecticut (map). She unsuccessfully challenged Republican Rep. Chris Shays.
Farrell served two terms as the First Selectwoman of the town of Westport, Connecticut, a position equivalent to Mayor. Farrell was first elected in 1997 with 59% of the vote and was reelected with 70% of the vote in 2001. 
In 2002, Farrell was elected Chair of the South Western Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Connecticut organization responsible for managing development and sprawl in Fairfield County. 
Farrell ran for the U.S. Congress in Connecticut 4th's Congressional District Election in 2004 against incumbent Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Ct.). She began her campaign in the spring of that year, raising over $1.9 million. Ultimately, she was defeated in a close race in which she received 48% of the vote. She chose to challenge Shays again in the 2006 congressional elections. She once again was unsuccessful, garnering 48% of the vote. 
Meet the Cash Constituents
- Summary campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics on their Open Secrets CT-04 election profile page
- Detailed campaign contribution data from the Federal Elections Commission for Diane Farrell
Farrell will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.
More Background Data
Articles and Resources
- Diane Farrell for Congress, official campaign site.
Local blogs and discussion sites
Campaign contact information
Mail: Post Office Box 5136
Westport, CT 06881
Campaign Office: 125 Weston Road
Westport, CT 06880