TRUMBULL -- Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst earned the endorsement of the Trumbull Republican Town Committee (RTC) in his bid to become the state's next governor at the group's meeting Sunday.
"It has been my honor to lead my hometown over the last eight years and to fight and win elections with such an incredible group of local Republicans," Herbst said.
"I am honored my hometown team is with me in this next challenge and agrees we need to elect a proven reformer and Hartford outsider to upend business-as-usual in our state," Herbst continued.
The Trumbull RTC is the second in the state to make an endorsement for governor in 2018. The first was the Putnam RTC that voted to endorse Herbst at the end of August.
Trumbull RTC chairman Jack Testani said Herbst's leadership in Trumbull has brought fundamental and positive change and made him uniquely qualified to lead Connecticut.
"I have been privileged to see Tim's leadership from the beginning as I supported him running as a 29 year old outsider in 2009," Testani said.
"Trumbull has been fortunate to have Tim Herbst leading the government since 2009. Before Tim's election, Trumbull taxpayers had experienced 10 years of an average tax increase of over 6 percent per year and was drowning in debt with almost no new business growth in town," Testani continued, "Trumbull's schools had been lagging behind most of the rest of the state and Trumbull's taxpayers overwhelmingly decided they needed a change and confirmed that decision for four consecutive elections."
"Tim Herbst was able to reach across the aisle and implement changes that have resulted in positive results for Trumbull," Testani said.
"The Trumbull Republican Party gave its overwhelming endorsement to Tim Herbst for governor because he is uniquely qualified and experienced to lead Connecticut and bring positive changes to the state," Testani said.