Rep. Skulczyck Exploring Run for Congress
This article was published on: 05/10/18 11:57 AM by Mike Minarsky
“I am talking to my family, friends, and Republican leaders in the 2nd Congressional District about running,” said Rep. Skulczyck. “I have been thinking about running for quite some time now and believe we have an opportunity to send someone down to Washington that will create a good working relationship with the President and his administration.”
Rep. Skulczyck is currently finishing his first-term in the General Assembly but recently announced that he would not be seeking re-election. Before being elected to serve the 45th District, which includes the towns of Griswold, Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling, and Voluntown, Skulczyck served two-terms as the First Selectman of Griswold. Skulczyck also owns a popular new bar in Griswold, PUB 45.
“I have grown tired of Democrats obstructing the President and the Republican-controlled Congress. The pro-growth and pro-taxpayer Republican agenda is working throughout the country. Unemployment in our country is at an all-time low, the growth rate of the economy is nearing 4 percent, and jobs are coming back from overseas. But you wouldn’t know this from the headlines or from our Congressional Delegation,” added Rep. Skulczyck.
Rep. Skulczyck continued, “I am a proven leader that has been able to work with both Democrats and Republicans. I was cross-endorsed by Griswold Democrats when I ran for First Selectman. In the legislature, I have been able to pass bipartisan legislation. I will be able to deliver more funding and more resources to our district – no matter which party is in control.”
If Rep. Skulczyck decides to run, he said that his campaign will be about the issues impacting our state and country.
“My focus will be on helping restore Connecticut’s economy, tackling the crumbling foundation for homeowners, ending the opioid epidemic, and supporting the defense industry,” Rep. Skulczyck explained. “I have nothing personally against Congressman Joe Courtney. He has done good things for our area, but he has lost his way and continues to be just another rubber stamp for his party and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.”
Rep. Skulczyck said he will make a final decision on running before the Republican Convention, which is being held this weekend at Foxwoods Resort Casino.