Kelly and McGorty Endorse Hoydick for Mayor in Sept. 12 GOP Primary

STRATFORD – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) and State Representative Ben McGorty (R-Stratford) today issued enthusiastic endorsements of Laura Hoydick to be the next Mayor of Stratford, and called on registered Republicans in town to support her in the upcoming town-wide primary on Tuesday, September 12th.

“I have been proud to serve in the legislature alongside Laura Hoydick for the past seven years,” said Senator Kelly. “During that time, Laura has been an effective advocate on behalf of Stratford, quickly rising to the post of Deputy Republican Leader, where she has been at the vanguard of the fight against Governor Malloy’s failed economic policies and crushing tax hikes. I know she will bring that effective advocacy to the role of mayor. In addition, she has critical experience that only comes from her service in state government, demonstrating her talent for working in a bipartisan fashion with local, state and federal officials, commissioners and department heads. It is this experience and skill that will make a crucial difference for Stratford. I offer my enthusiastic support of her candidacy, and urge town Republicans to support her in the primary on September 12th.”

“In my work with Laura at the state capitol, I have come to know her as a principled advocate for limited government, lower taxes and individual liberty,” said Rep. McGorty. “Laura has a long and deep history of service and volunteerism for Stratford, and brings the skills to make projects happen, and the ability to build consensus across the aisle. I am proud to support her candidacy for Mayor of Stratford, where I know those skills will be essential in changing the tone and direction of town government for the better. I urge registered Republicans to come out on September 12th to support Laura, and the entire endorsed slate of great Republican candidates.”

Hoydick, who currently serves as State Representative for the 120th District in Stratford, was nominated overwhelmingly by Stratford Republicans at their convention at the Mill River Country Club on July 20th.

“I am deeply honored to have the support of respected legislators like Senator Kevin Kelly and Representative Ben McGorty, who have been principled servants of our Stratford communities,” said Hoydick. “Considering their hard-working advocacy on behalf of Stratford, having them behind me is especially meaningful to me. I am proud to work with the entire unified Republican slate of candidates appearing on the ballot as we work to for a responsible and responsive local government, and to return civility to the debate of issues in Stratford.”

Kelly and McGorty also noted their support for the entire endorsed slate of Republican candidates down the ballot, particularly Council Candidates Chris Pia in the 1st District, and Bill Perillo in the 7th District who are also facing primary challenges.

PHOTO: L-R Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-21), Rep. Laura Hoydick (R-120) and Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122).


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