NEW BRITAIN – Since Mayor Erin Stewart relaunched her political action committee, STEWPAC, in July, the committee has endorsed 20 Republicans running for state Senate and 61 Republicans running for the state House of Representatives.
In an announcement Tuesday, Stewart said she is proud of the endorsements that were put together by herself and the STEWPAC team, stating that the list highlights common sense Republicans who hold a steadfast commitment to fixing the state. The endorsements include state Sen. Gennaro Bizzarro; Alden Russell, who is running for House District 24; Jerrell Hargraves for House District 25; and Piotr Ceglarz for House District 26.
“I’m always proud and eager to support like-minded CTGOP candidates; candidates who support our core party values, but also redefine what it looks like and what it means to be a Republican in Connecticut,” Stewart said. “I am confident that each of these candidates for the legislature will do a great job once elected and sent to Hartford.”
STEWPAC will offer direct support to viable and targeted Republican town committees and Republican candidates throughout the state, according to the mayor. The direct support will include: financial investments to town committees and Republican candidates; recruitment and training for Republican candidates; training for Republican grassroots activists; and party building through financial investments and events.
To be a political force for good across the state, Stewart said they are committed to doing whatever they can to support the efforts of local campaigns and town committees. “We can’t fix this state from the outside, we need to hire better people to do the jobs on the inside,” she said.
Believing in small and limited government, fiscal responsibility, and support for small business, Stewart said she values personal responsibility, fairness, and equality under the law.
“These are values shared by the majority of the people in Connecticut and it’s important to support candidates across the state that stand for these values,” she said. “We all can get behind common sense, compassion, conservative budgeting and limited, but efficient, government.”