Perillo endorsed by small business advocates

State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).  Perillo, who won an August primary election with 90 percent of the vote, is seeking re-election as Shelton’s State Representative in Hartford.

He was first elected in 2007, is a lifelong Shelton resident and lives with his wife, Becky, and their two-year-old daughter, Lydia. They reside in the home where his grandfather, former Shelton Mayor Vincent P. Tisi, Jr., grew up.

According to the NFIB, Perillo’s “voting record over the last two legislative sessions on key issues important to small business indicated that he will continue to be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut.”

“Particularly in this economy, there is much at stake for Shelton residents,” Perillo said. “I am proud to have been endorsed by NFIB, an organization whose sole purpose is to advocate on behalf of small business owners and their employees.”

“Small businesses are truly the backbone of our economy here in Connecticut.” Perillo noted that over 70 percent of Connecticut’s businesses have fewer than nine employees.

Perillo, 39, owns his own public relations consulting firm. He holds a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He also earned a Master’s degree in business from Boston College and received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Georgetown University.

In the legislature, Perillo serves on the Finance Committee and the Public Health Committee. He also serves on the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee, which is reserved for senior legislators and confirms the Governor’s cabinet appointments.
The National Federation of Independent Business is Connecticut’s leading small business association. Founded in 1943 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NFIB gives small business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the rights of its members to own, operate, and grow their businesses.