Herbst Continues to Build Momentum, Announces 7 New Endorsements, 120 Total

TRUMBULL -- GOP gubernatorial candidate and former Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst announced seven new endorsements Monday, bringing the total number of current and former GOP officials, party committees and party leaders who have endorsed Herbst to 120.

"With less than three weeks until the Republican convention the momentum is clearly on our side," Herbst said. "I am incredibly honored by the support I've received from so many tremendous leaders for our party who agree we need a proven reformer and Hartford outsider to win in November and save our state."

State Representative Robert Siegrist, District 36

"It's time for us to place our trust in a new generation of leadership and in a candidate who tells hardworking Connecticut taxpayers what they need to hear, not what they want to hear," said State Representative Robert Siegrist. "Tim Herbst is that candidate. Only by winning in November and putting a proven reformer in office can we reverse the trend of the last eight years and bring a new era of opportunity to our state. That is why I support Tim Herbst for governor."

State Representative Craig Fishbein, District 90

"Tim Herbst has spent the last eight years leading a remarkable turnaround in Trumbull. When Tim was elected he took the helm of a town in decline. Tim led by example and took swift, bold action. Tim tackled an unfunded pension crisis, reformed town government, found millions in savings for taxpayers, delivered eight balanced budgets and cut taxes twice. Tim's leadership caused Trumbull's credit rating to be upgraded and the town economy to grow each and every year he was in office."

"I support Tim for governor because he has a proven record of reform and the passion to win in November and turn things around in our state."

West Hartford RTC Chair Dennis Swanton

"Tim Herbst is a proven reformer and a Hartford outsider who Republicans can trust to lead our party to victory in November and to restore prosperity to our state," said West Hartford Republican Town Committee Chairman Dennis Swanton. "Tim spent the last eights years leading a remarkable turnaround in Trumbull, taking over a town in decline and transforming it into one of the most prosperous and sought after communities in Connecticut. I know Tim can do the same for our state."

New Endorsements (7):

  • Norwich Republican Town Committee
  • State Rep. Robert Siegrist, District 36
  • State Rep. Craig Fishbein, District 90
  • West Hartford RTC Chair Dennis Swanton
  • Groton RTC Chair Jim Nault
  • Former Groton Town Council Member Bonnie Nault
  • Enfield RTC Vice Chair Kelly Hemmeler

Previous Endorsements (113):

  • East Haven Republican Town Committee
  • Newington Republican Town Committee
  • Trumbull Republican Town Committee
  • Putnam Republican Town Committee
  • State Rep. Mike France, District 42
  • State Rep. Greg Stokes, District 58
  • State Rep. Kevin Skulczyck, District 45
  • Former Middletown Mayor Seb Giuliano
  • East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo
  • North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda
  • Woodstock First Selectman and former State Rep. Mike Alberts, District 50
  • Newington Mayor Roy Zartarian
  • Former Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia
  • Former Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia
  • Former Bridgeport Mayor Mary Moran
  • Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti
  • Former Trumbull First Selectman KenHalaby
  • Former Rocky Hill Mayor Henry Vasel
  • Former Easton First Selectman Thomas Herrmann
  • Former Groton Mayor Bruce Flax
  • Former Groton Mayor Jane Dauphinais
  • Former Clinton First Selectman Bruce Farmer
  • Former First Selectman of Clinton Virginia Zawoy
  • West Hartford Town Council Minority Leader Chris Barnes
  • Former Plainfield Selectman Carol Anne Rowe
  • Former DEEP Commissioner and House Minority Whip Sid Holbrook
  • Former DEEP Commissioner Arthur J. Rocque
  • 2014 GOP Nominee forState Comptroller Sharon McLaughlin
  • GOP State Central Committee Member and Cromwell Mayor Enzo Faienza, District 9
  • GOP State Central Committee Member and Trumbull Town Council Chairman Carl Massaro Jr., District 22
  • GOP State Central Committee Member and Plainfield RTC Chair Dan Gallant, District 18
  • GOP State Central Committee Member Patricia Fers, District 17
  • GOP State Central Committee Member Daniel Hetzel, District 18
  • GOP State Central Committee Member Robert Kolenberg, District 27
  • GOP State Central Committee Member William Jenkins, District 35
  • GOP State Central Committee Member Meg Cassanta, District 9
  • Enfield RTC Chair Mary Ann Turner
  • Newington RTC Chair Domenic Pane
  • North Haven RTC Chair James X. DiCarlo
  • East Haven RTC Chair Robert Parente
  • East Haven RTC Vice Chair Chris Farrell
  • Branford RTC Vice Chair Marc Riccio
  • Stamford RTC Chair Fritz Blau
  • Norwalk RTC Chair Mark Suda
  • Guilford RTC Chair Cindy Cartier
  • Orange RTC Chair Nancy Nastri
  • Putnam RTC Chair and Selectman Roy Simmons 
  • Woodbridge RTC Chair and Police Commissioner Stephen Falcigno Sr.
  • Former Groton RTC Chair Constantine G. Antipas
  • Former West Hartford RTC Chair Peter Martin
  • Former Trumbull RTC Chair Vincent Fuimara
  • Former West Haven RTC Chair Michele Gregorio
  • Former Orange RTC Chair Vincent Marino
  • Former Milford RTC Chair Paul Beckwith
  • Former Norwich RTC Chair Linda Becker
  • Former Norwich RTC Vice Chair Steven Becker
  • Former Norwich RTC Chair and Stonington Delegate Ray Dussault
  • Former Ansonia RTC Chair Irving Reed
  • Stonington RTC Secretary Kendra Becker
  • Clinton RTC Vice Chair Kim Neri
  • Salisbury RTC Vice Chair Vivian Rockwell Nasiatka
  • Westbrook Second Selectman John Hall
  • Orange Board of Education Chairman Bill Kraut
  • Ansonia Board of Alderman President Lorie Vaccaro
  • Enfield Town Council Member Lori Unghire
  • Berlin Town Council Member Alex Giannone
  • Stamford Board of Representatives Member Steven Kolenberg
  • Stamford Board of Representatives Member Kieran Ryan
  • Stamford Board of Finance Member Salvatore Gabriele
  • Former Stamford Board of Finance Member Joe Tarzia
  • Woodbridge Board of Selectman Member Joe Dey
  • Woodbridge Board of Finance Chairman Matthew Giglietti
  • Former Woodbridge Registrar of Voters Loredana Falcigno
  • Windham Board of Education Member John French
  • Tolland RTC Co-Chair Barbara Dimauro
  • Former Avon Board of Zoning Appeals Member Steve Vicino
  • Tolland Town Council Member Tammy Nuccio
  • Tolland Town Council Member John Reagan
  • Tolland Board of Education Member Christina Plourd
  • Former Fairfield RTM Deputy Majority Leader Brian Farnen
  • Norwalk RTC Vice Chair John Romano
  • Norwalk Police Benevolent Association President Marc Lepore
  • Former Norwalk Board of Education Candidate Marc D’Amelio
  • Cromwell Registrar of Voters Bonnie Anderson
  • Newington Town Attorney and RTC Member Ben Ancona
  • East Windsor RTC Chairman and Police Commission Chairman Bob Leach
  • East Windsor Board of Education Member, RTC Treasurer Fran Neill
  • Former East Windsor Board of Education Member Rev. Greg Bilodeau
  • Executive Director of East Windsor Chamber of Commerce and Former East Windsor Selectman Jim Richards
  • Former East Windsor Police Commissioner Peter Pippin
  • East Windsor Board of Finance Member Sarah Muska
  • East Windsor Board of Education Member Kathy Bilodeau
  • Trumbull Town Clerk Sue Burr Monaco
  • Trumbull Town Council Member Edna Colucci
  • Trumbull Town Council Member Paul Verbitsky
  • Trumbull Town Council Member Donna Seidell
  • Trumbull Town Council Member Lori Rosasco-Schwartz
  • Trumbull Board of Finance Chair Elaine Hammers
  • Trumbull Board of Finance Vice Chair William Haberlain
  • Trumbull Board of Finance Member Steve Choi
  • Trumbull Board of Finance Member Scott Zimov
  • Trumbull Board of Education Chair Loretta Chory
  • Trumbull Board of Education Secretary Jackie Norcel 
  • Trumbull Board of Education Member Marie Petitti
  • Trumbull Planning and Zoning Chairman David Preusch 
  • Trumbull Planning and Zoning Member Larry LaConte, Sr.
  • Former Vice Chair of Trumbull Town Council Joe Pifko
  • Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Mark Block
  • Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Tony Scinto
  • Trumbull RTC Chair and Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Matthew Caron
  • Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Jeff Donofrio
  • Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Rick Constantini
  • Former Member of Trumbull Town Council Ken Martin Sr.

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