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Feb. 27 Special is First Chance for Voters to Send Malloy a Message in 2018

January 22, 2018 By Staff
Feb. 27 Special is First Chance for Voters to Send Malloy a Message in 2018

Stratford will elect a new state representative in February. The Republicans just nominated their candidate, who is running on an anti-Malloy message.

Stratford will elect a new state representative on February 27, in what is fast becoming the first chance for voters in a slice of Connecticut to send Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) a message in the 2018 elections.

State Rep. Laura Hoydick (R-Stratford) vacated the seat when she was sworn in to be Stratford’s new mayor. So Republicans nominated a candidate for the seat on Friday night, and it sounds like he’s running on an anti-Malloy, anti-tax hike message.

“I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support since I announced my campaign earlier this month,” said Bill Cabral, a longtime resident and volunteer in Stratford. “My campaign will be open and honest and will talk about the importance of having a continued voice in Hartford that will support common-sense policies and not be another yes vote for Governor Dan Malloy’s tax increases and cuts to our local schools.”

Cabral has the support of the district’s last representative, Hoydick, and has an impressive resume:

  • U.S. Air Force veteran
  • Former town councilman in Stratford
  • Stratford’s chairman and CEO, 2000-2001
  • Stratford Board of Education, 2001-2005
  • Volunteer for several organizations in and around Stratford, including the the First Congregational Church, Wilcoxson School PTA, the Stratford Housing Partnership, the Boy Scouts, and the Ecclesiastical Society of Stratford

The election is Tuesday, February 27 in Stratford. Hoydick won the 2016 election in the 120th District, 62.4 percent to 37.1 percent.