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NFIB Connecticut Leadership Council Member Elected to State House: Tami Zawistowski Wins 61st District Special Election

Date: April 16, 2014

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.

Zawistowski, 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.

“I 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.


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