Stefanowski maps out a plan for victory against Lamont

April 18, 2022

CT Insider

By Josh LaBella

TRUMBULL — Republicans running for state and federal office think this might be their year for a series of major victories.

Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor, said he and his choice for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Laura Devlin, have a terrific shot at winning the state’s top spots. But he said Republicans need to show they can do four things to ensure victory: restore faith in government; increase public safety; make Connecticut more affordable; and give parents a greater say in what their children are taught in schools.

Stefanowski, Devlin and other Republicans running for state and federal office appeared at a meet-and-greet hosted by the Trumbull Republican Town Committee on Monday. Before a crowded room, Stefanowski cited examples of alleged public corruption as a reason faith needs to be restored.

Stefanowski pointed to an FBI investigation into alleged contract-steering for school demolition and construction work by Konstantinos “Kosta” Diamantis, a former Office of Policy and Management official, as well as the arrest of former state Rep. Michael DiMassa, who was charged with wire fraud after allegedly using his position as a West Haven City Hall employee to steal over $1 million, including federal pandemic funding.

“We need to bring integrity back to government — that’s what the people want,” he said.

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