Tami Zawistowski of East Granby, a
long-time NFIB member and member of the NFIB/Connecticut Leadership Council, defeated
Peter Hill of Suffield in last Friday’s special election to win a seat in the
state house for the 61st House District. Zawistowski won the
seat that was formerly held by Rep. Elaine C.
O’Brien who passed away after a long illness several weeks ago. The 61st
District includes Suffield, East Granby, and a portion of Windsor.
who owns Resource Books, LLC, has declared that the issue of jobs is the most
important matter throughout the state. Her goal in the legislature is to reduce
regulatory burdens and taxes on small businesses throughout the state.
want to congratulate Tami for a great campaign and an impressive victory,” said
NFIB Connecticut State Director Andrew Markowski. “Her experience as a small business owner certainly
resonated with the voters in her district and is badly needed in Hartford. We look forward to working with her in her
new role as a state representative”.
With Zawistowski’s victory in
this special election, the Republicans move up to 54 seats in the House, while
the Democrats still hold the majority of 96. Currently there is a vacant House seat in New
Haven. This seat was vacated when
Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield was elected to the State Senate to replace Democrat
Toni Harp, who is now the mayor of New Haven. A special election will be held to fill
Holder-Winfield's seat in the near future.