Stefanowski picks highway tolls foe as lieutenant governor running mate

April 5, 2022

The Day 8

By Christopher Keating

Republicans were hailing state Rep. Laura Devlin of Fairfield on Monday night as the party’s lieutenant governor candidate.

Devlin is perhaps best known for traveling around the state to strongly oppose the controversial plan for electronic highway tolls by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont that was rejected by the legislature. She held numerous town hall meetings and forums with state Sen. Henri Martin of Bristol as they are both ranking members of the legislature’s transportation committee.

The official announcement is expected Tuesday in Devlin’s hometown of Fairfield.

Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly said that Devlin was the right choice for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski of Madison.

“Laura is a fierce advocate for working- and middle-class families,” Kelly said. “She is incredibly hardworking, intelligent, and passionate about public service and making Connecticut a better and stronger place for all. Across our state, Laura is known for her years of work fighting for a stronger economy and transportation system without taking more out of taxpayers’ wallets with new taxes or tolls.’’

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