By Andreas Yilma Citizen’s News
NAUGATUCK — Republican Town Committee Chairman Seth Bronko is running for state representative of Naugatuck’s 70th House District.
Current state Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, announced Tuesday she is giving up her legislative seat to run for probate judge of Naugatuck, Prospect, Beacon Falls and Middlebury.
Rebimbas has been a practicing attorney for 19 years, and she has represented the 70th Assembly District since winning a special election in 2009 to fill a vacancy created after then-state Rep. Kevin DelGobbo resigned to accept appointment as state utility regulator.
Bronko, 33, who was born and raised in the borough and is married with a wife and a 2-year old son, said he believes that everyone is an important time.
“I think it’s more important then ever that we send someone Hartford that will continue to fight like Rosa Rembias has for the last 13 years,” Bronko said.
Bronko, who is the son of Naugatuck Second Deputy Mayor Mike Bronko and Naugatuck Zoning Commission member Eileen Bronko, announced his candidacy for the political seat for the upcoming November election in a press release on Thursday.
Bronko, a RE/MAX Rise real estate agent and owner of Bronko Construction LLC, has served on various boards and organizations including five years on the Naugatuck Finance Board, the Naugatuck Economic Development Corporation, Naugatuck Valley Health District and Naugatuck Youth Services.
Bronko is also a founding member of the Naugatuck Education Foundation, an organization founded roughly at least 10 years ago, to raise money to provide grant funding for borough teachers for extra learning opportunities. Teachers would send an application for different ideas they had for extra circular activities, he added.
Some of the pillars of his candidacy are to protect people’s freedoms, ease the tax burden and strengthen the community through economic development according to Bronko.
“I’ve grown up in Naugatuck and lived here all my life and it would be a real honor to continue to serve the community as state representative,” Bronko said.
Republican-American contributed to this report