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Former CT-Gov. Candidate Lauretti Endorses Bob Stefanowski

July 23, 2018 By Staff
Former CT-Gov. Candidate Lauretti Endorses Bob Stefanowski

The mayor of Shelton has picked the man he thinks should be Connecticut's next governor.

Mayor Mark Lauretti (R-Shelton), one of the last six Republicans in the race for governor – which is now down to five candidates – has made an endorsement in the GOP primary, which takes place August 14.

Lauretti is endorsing businessman Bob Stefanowski, according to a Monday morning release from Stefanowski’s campaign.

“Bob Stefanowski has the experience, character, and proven results to turn Connecticut’s economy around and make it once again an affordable place to live.” said Lauretti.

…“I am honored to have Mayor Lauretti’s support,” Stefanowski said, “Under Mayor Lauretti, Shelton has been a beacon for business and held the line against tax increases for a decade. Mark’s record in Shelton is a model for Connecticut and that same fiscal discipline can turn Connecticut’s economy around, after years of Democratic mismanagement.”

As an experienced mayor, Lauretti could be a potential Cabinet pick for a Stefanowski administration.

Stefanowski faces Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury), former First Selectman Tim Herbst (R-Trumbull), and fellow businessmen David Stemerman and Steve Obsitnik in an August 14 primary.