The ‘Dean’ endorses Winsley

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Wayne Winsley

Republican U.S. House candidate Wayne Winsley of Naugatuck recently received an endorsement from state Rep. Arthur O’Neill (R-69), Deputy Republican Leader-at-Large.

“I am very pleased to endorse Wayne Winsley. He is exactly the kind of candidate that Connecticut needs right now and his message of a commitment to reduce spending, lower the tax burden on families and business, and rekindle the American spirit of individual empowerment and achievement, is a message that resonates with voters of all ages and backgrounds,” O’Neill said in a prepared statement.

O’Neill was first elected in a special election in 1988 and is the longest-serving Republican House member in the state General Assembly. He is considered to be “The Dean of the GOP” in Connecticut, according to a release issued by Winsley campaign.

“I am deeply honored to have the endorsement of one of the most learned and knowledgeable legislators in our state. To have the support of a person who has served the people of Connecticut so well for so long is humbling indeed, and I am determined to be a good steward of the faith and trust placed in me by our state leaders — and most of all by the people of the Third District when I am elected their representative. With a team effort, we will prevail and finally have representation that reflects the will of the people and respects The Constitution of the United States. The time has come for new leadership in Connecticut’s Third District,” Winsley said in a news release.

The convention to endorse the Republican candidate for Congress in the Third District will be held on May 18.