Stefanowski announces running mate, plans to fight corruption

April 5, 2022

Connecticut Public Radio

By Kay Perkins

Republican candidate for governor Bob Stefanowski announced at a news conference Tuesday morning that state Rep. Laura Devlin will be his running mate.

Devlin, who represents Fairfield and Trumbull in District 134, is the Deputy Republican Leader in the state House of Representatives.

Stefanowski called Devlin “an outsider like me” and praised her leadership style in the House and her managerial experience. She previously worked as vice president of communications at Pfizer. Stefanowski said he believes Devlin shares his commitment to lowering the cost of living in Connecticut and cited her efforts in preventing Gov. Ned Lamont from reinstating tolls on Connecticut highways.

The two spent much of the news conference criticizing current Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration and reaffirming their pledge to investigate fraud and waste at the state level. Stefanowski blamed the Lamont administration for recent scandals.

“Gov. Lamont’s own administration is under an FBI investigation for corruption for the misuse of school contracts,” Stefanowski said, referencing allegations of nepotism against members of Lamont’s administration.

“He’s failed to put basic controls and policies in place to protect our money. And we’re seeing an explosion of fraud, waste, and abuse across the state because of it,” Stefanowski said.

Read the full story here