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Press Release






WILTON, AUGUST 21, 2018 – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) has received the endorsement of the Independent Party of Connecticut for her candidacy for re-election to the state House of Representatives.


As a result of this endorsement, Rep. Lavielle will appear on both the Republican and Independent ballot lines on Election Day.


“I am very pleased to have received the endorsement of the Independent Party, which I believe reflects my approach of considering every issue on its merits, working with people of all political affiliations to get things done, and representing my constituents, who hold a broad spectrum of viewpoints, first and foremost,” said Rep. Lavielle. “I am honored that independent-minded people see the value of my work in representing our district. Connecticut’s persistent fiscal crisis and serious economic issues transcend politics and demand clear and objective thinking, honest working relationships, and transparency for the state’s residents.


“Irresponsible financial management and a habit of making promises that our state cannot afford have jeopardized our state’s economy, but if everyone in the General Assembly rises above politics and special interests to confront the issues, we can reverse the trend. We must dramatically change the way state government is managed, and put the people of Connecticut first. At the same time, we must work equally hard to preserve Connecticut's values of respect for the individual. While residents of all ages and backgrounds are fearful of not being able to have a future here, it is respect for each of them that obligates those of us serving in CT's government to ensure them that future by restoring our state's finances and economy. This is my focus, and an obligation that I take very much to heart.” 


“We believe Gail will be a fresh independent-minded voice in the state legislature seeking an accessible and responsible state government that works for all residents,” said Michael Duff, State Chairman of the Connecticut Independent Party. “Her views on government spending, taxes, overall budget reform and the dire need for economic growth reflect our goals. We enthusiastically endorse Gail’s candidacy, and look forward to her victory in November.”


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