James Keyser has been tapped by the city GOP to run in the special election to fill the state rep seat vacated by Chris Caruso. From Marc Delmonico, GOP chairman:
Today, Marc P. Delmonico, Chairman of the Bridgeport Republican Party, is pleased to announce the endorsement of Mr. James Keyser to run for the 126th State Representative seat.
Mr. James Keyser, 33, of Henderson Street, Bridgeport has been endorsed by the Bridgeport Republican Party to run in the special election taking place on February 22, 2011.
James Keyser was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 1996. James continued his education at Norwalk Community College where he studied business administration and information technology. James went on to work at several Fairfield County based companies in various sales, supervisory and management roles. He is currently Optician at Spectacles, a small business in New Canaan. In 2008, James moved to Bridgeport, CT with his Fiancée, Lindsay Shapiro, a cardiac technologist with Bridgeport Hospital. They are set to wed in May of this year.
Keyser has been involved in the local conservative grass roots movement and is running on a platform comprised of job creation and balancing the budget in Connecticut.
“I believe the number one issue is job creation and employment to combat the poverty that exists in Bridgeport. Giving people personal prosperity enables individuals to take pride in themselves and the ability to care for their own affairs” Keyser said.
I am pleased to have James running for this seat. He will bring a much needed perspective to Hartford. The Democrats always think about “Alternative Revenue Sources” to balance the budget. As most of us know for governments, Alternative Revenue Sources means additional taxes and fees. James will have the business background to seek out cost savings and stop resting the over spending on the backs of the taxpayers. James’ views and hard work will help bring Connecticut back to being a competitive and employer friendly state it once was.