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Herbst Rolls Out Early Endorsements For Governor

September 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, who’s not seeking reelection to another two-year term in favor of  pursuing the 2018 Republican nomination for governor, released a list of early endorsements from current and former municipal leaders from around the state.

From the Herbst campaign:

“Our campaign to upend business as usual in Hartford continues to gain momentum every day and in every corner of Connecticut,” Herbst said, “I am honored and humble to have the support of these incredible leaders.” The announcement of 11 endorsements from municipal leaders comes one week after Herbst’s campaign announced it had received the very first Republican Town Committee (RTC) endorsement of the 2018 contest for governor.

11 Current and Former Municipal Leaders Endorsing Tim Herbst
Mike Freda, First Selectman of North Haven
Mike Pavia Former Mayor of Stamford
Dick Moccia, Former Mayor of Norwalk
Mary Moran, Former Mayor of Bridgeport
David Cassetti, Mayor of Ansonia
Enzo Faienza, Mayor of Cromwell
Ken Halaby, Former First Selectman of Trumbull
Carl Massaro Jr., Town Council Chairman of Trumbull
Henry Vasel, Former Mayor of Rocky Hill
Tom Hermann, Former First Selectman of Easton
Roy Simmons, Selectman in Putnam

Mike Freda, First Selectman of North Haven
“To bring prosperity back to our state we need a leader like Tim Herbst who has done on the local level what we need done in Hartford,” said North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda, “When Tim took office in Trumbull he led by example and refused a town pension and moved all political appointees into a defined contribution plan. Tim tackled serious challenges with a firm commitment to reform, finding over $1 million in operational savings in his first 100 days in office and making the tough calls to get unfunded liabilities under control.”

“On the campaign trail Tim talks honestly and candidly about the scale of the challenges Connecticut faces and how he intends to address them–we can trust he will follow through because that’s what he did in Trumbull,” Freda continued.

“As a fellow municipal leader, I admire what Tim has achieved for his community, taking Trumbull from a town in decline and making it into one of the most prosperous, sought-after localities to live, work and raise a family in the state,” Freda said, “That is why I support Tim Herbst for governor in 2018.”

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Dick Moccia, Former Mayor of Norwalk
“Tim is the only leader who is a proven reformer with the backbone to take on business-as-usual in Hartford and fix our state,” said former Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia.

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Enzo Faienza, Mayor of Cromwell
“Tim is a true reformer and outsider. He will bring the reforms that work at the local level to Hartford,” said Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, who introduced Herbst at his June announcement for governor.

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Mary Moran, Former Mayor of Bridgeport
“I now live in Trumbull and I have seen the tremendous job Tim did here. I have no doubt he will do the same for the state,” said Mary Moran, the last Republican mayor of the city of Bridgeport.

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Carl Massaro Jr., Town Council Chairman of Trumbull
“We need Tim as a real leader and a winner to bring our state back,” said Trumbull Town Council Chairman Carl Massaro Jr.

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