I hope Shelton Republicans will join me in voting for Jason Perillo in the primary for State Representative on Tuesday, Aug. 9. I have known Jason for many years \u2013 both serving with him when I was State Senator and as a friend in our community. \u00a0Jason is more than a good legislator\u2014he is a good person. \u00a0He fights for what he believes in, but he is not just up in Hartford to debate policy positions. \u00a0Yes, he is working against the job-destroying policies of the Malloy administration, and advocating lower tax, pro-economic growth policies. \u00a0But he is doing so much more than that. Jason is there fighting for you, trying to make things better for your family. \u00a0He is going to return your call personally when you call his office for help, and do everything in his power to solve your problem. \u00a0I\u2019m supporting Jason not just because he fights for our shared Republican values, but because he is the type of person I believe we need in public office \u2013 honest, compassionate, and doing this for the right reasons. Jason\u2019s opponent offers nothing more than personal ambition as a reason to elect her. \u00a0Jason offers what we want in all our leaders. \u00a0I know August 9th is an odd day to come out to vote\u2014but it is crucial we keep dedicated leaders like Jason Perillo if office. \u00a0Fellow Republicans -- join me in supporting a true friend of Shelton.