The following is a press release from the East Haven Republican Town Committee.
Still energized following last election’s win which ushered Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. back into office for an unprecedented seventh term, the East Haven Republican Party announced today that it is searching for a candidate to challenge James Albis (D) in this November’s upcoming election.
East Haven Republican Town Chairman Carl Ruggiero explained, “We’re searching for a candidate who has the ideals and determination to work hard for our party and for our community up in Hartford. Our community desperately needs a new voice up at the capitol – one that has the courage and the common sense to abandon the failed policies of the Malloy administration and charter a more fiscally and socially responsible course for our community and our state.”
Ruggiero’s comments regarding a new “voice” referenced Albis’s staunch support for the Governor’s economic and social agendas. “Perhaps most troubling,” Ruggiero continued, “Albis has vigorously supported Governor Malloy’s failed economic policies, including the largest tax increase in our state’s history.”
Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. explained, “Here in East Haven, in just two short years, we’ve demonstrated the importance of fiscal restraint by producing two budget surpluses in the last two years and by restoring our rainy day fund to over $1.4 million dollars. Particularly, our party is looking for someone who shares our ideals and is willing to fight for those ideals in Hartford.”
Ruggiero acknowledged that, to-date, few people have expressed serious interest in challenging Albis in November. However, Ruggiero explained, “Mayor Maturo has indicated that he would consider running for the position if no one expressed an interest in doing so. I’d welcome Mayor Maturo’s candidacy – or the candidacy of anyone who shares his ideals and his commitment to fiscal responsibility.”
Ruggiero concluded, “If anyone is interested in running for State Representative in this fall’s election, they should contact me directly at my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.”