Labriola qualifies for CEP grant

David Labriola
David Labriola

HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has approved a public campaign grant under the Citizens’ Election Program for state Rep. David Labriola.

Labriola, a Republican, is running for re-election in the 131st House District, which represents Oxford and portions of Naugatuck and Southbury. He is facing a challenge from Democrat Scott Flaherty.

To qualify for the campaign financing through the voluntary program state representative candidates have to raise $5,000 from at least 150 donors that reside within their district. State senate candidates have to raise $15,000 from at least 300 individuals residing in their district.  Candidates can only accept contributions up to $100 and can’t accept money from state contractors or political action committees.

General election grants are $28,150 for state representative candidates and $95,710 for state senate candidates. For more information, visit