Nardello receives election grant

Vickie Nardello

PROSPECT — The State Elections Enforcement Commission approved a public campaign grant for state Rep. Vickie Nardello (D–89) last week.

Nardello, of Prospect, is seeking reelection to the state House seat in the 89th District, which covers Prospect, Bethany, and a portion of Cheshire. Republican Lezlye Zupkus, of Prospect, is challenging Nardello for the seat.

To qualify for the Citizen’s Election Program candidates have to raise $5,000 in small contributions and have at least 150 donors that reside in the towns within their district.

Grant amounts vary. In most races, general election grant amounts are $26,850 for state representative candidates and $91,290 for state senate candidates, according to a release issued by the commission.

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