Last month NFIB endorsed candidate Ben McGorty (R-
Shelton) won a special election for a seat in the Connecticut House of
Representatives for the 122nd District. The special election was held to fill the
seat of longtime State Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford, who recently passed
after a long illness. The 122nd
District covers parts of the towns of Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull. McGorty is a small business owner with his
own insurance inspection business as well as being a realtor, defeated his
opponent Arlene Liscinsky (D), also of Shelton.
The final tally was 75% of the vote for McGorty and 25% of the vote for
Liscinsky. McGorty was recently sworn into
office and received his committee assignments for the remainder of the
year. McGorty will serve on the
legislature’s Energy & Technology Committee, the Environment Committee, and
the Housing Committee.
With the special election over, all eyes are now focused on
next Tuesday’s statewide party primary elections. Voters across the state will be eligible to
vote in their party primaries on Tuesday August 12th. Up for grabs is the Republican gubernatorial
and lieutenant gubernatorial spots for the November ballot, where the winner of
the primaries will go on to face Governor Dannel Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy
Wyman. Party endorsed candidate and 2010
candidate, former ambassador and businessman Tom Foley faces off against Senate
Minority Leader John McKinney. In the
heated contest for lieutenant governor, party endorsed candidate Rep. Penny
Bacchiochi faces off against former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker and
businesswoman and former Mayor of Groton Heather Bond-Sommers. While most of the attention is being paid to
the Republican gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial contests, there are
also several legislative seats up for primaries, including eight Democratic
incumbents who are facing challenges.
Polls will be open statewide from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.