SOUTHINGTON – Republican John Fusco has won the 81 st House District with 5,859 to Democrat Ryan Rogers’ 4,538.
“My first year running for office as a challenger, working hard and being successful meant that I had the people’s faith,” said Fusco. “Now, running as an incumbent and winning versus a challenger who worked equally as hard, means that I have the people’s faith. It does not go unappreciated and it won’t be betrayed. I will bring economic vitality back to this state.”
Fusco was elected in 2016 and he has worked for 21 years as a production manager for a large manufacturing company. He has previously served on the town Conservation Commission and the Inland Wetlands Commission.
Fusco said he wants to get the state economy back on track, spur growth and generate increased revenues. He said that the Republicans want a balanced budget, which will avoid the need to raise taxes or cut municipal aid. He also said that he wants to weed out program fraud, chip away at the income tax and control spending.
“I hope to create some predictability which will make it easier for businesses to start here and to come here,” he said.
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