Democratic teacher, Republican finance official vie for Southington House seat

SOUTHINGTON — A finance board Republican and a former Democratic town councilor are operating for the 81st Residence district.

The incumbent, Republican State Rep. John Fusco, is not in search of re-election in November.

Democrat Chris Poulos, a teacher, served as a Town Council member but was not picked by his celebration to run for re-election to the council very last November. Management of the Southington Democratic Town Committee has changed due to the fact then.

Republican Tony Morrison, a retired govt, is in his 3rd expression on the town’s Board of Finance. He’s hoping to convey the town’s fiscal obligation to state authorities as properly as existing a new vision for Connecticut.

“It’s far much more, ‘Trust the people today, have faith in the folks, rely on the parents’, as opposed to, ‘Inflict a top-down authorities on pretty substantially every single social detail that’s component of our lives,’” he claimed. 

Morrison said Democrats in Hartford have not implemented good financial policies.

“There’s a superior way to run the point out economically,” he claimed.

Poulos stated he made rough choices although on the City Council and hardly ever compromised his values. He’s anxious about political divisions and wants to break down barriers to lawmakers earning the appropriate selections.

“Many people, enterprise house owners, neighbors and folks I’ve achieved around city — Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters alike — have identified as on me to even further leverage my ability set at the state amount,” Poulos said.

Poulos, a lifelong Southington resident, claimed he understands Southington’s tradition.

Erin Cowles, Southington Democratic City Committee chairwoman, claimed Poulos has the party’s backing.

“We are incredibly energized about his candidacy and are self-assured that he will be an productive advocate for Southington as a point out legislator,” she reported.

While the 81st district improved a bit all through the newest point out redistricting, it’s continue to totally within just Southington and includes the heart and southern elements of city. Both Poulos and Morrison explained they have constantly lived in the 81st district.

Republicans and Democrats have nominating conventions for point out seats afterwards this yr

Reporter Jesse Buchanan can be attained at [email protected]

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