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John McKenna

Oct 2, 2023

LITCHFIELD – A pair of state legislators pledged their support to the Republican candidate for first selectman, Norman Sauer, during a GOP candidate meet-and-greet event Saturday at Community Field.

State Sen. Stephen Harding Jr., R-Brookfield, and Rep. Karen Reddington-Hughes, R-Woodbury, both said they look forward to working with Sauer should he unseat First Selectman Denise Raap in the Nov. 7 election.

“I know (Sauer) would call me and (Reddington-Hughes) when he needs our help and that he would put politics aside, which is something you don’t see with the current administration,” Harding said. “All of the things we’ve been seeing from Democrats in Hartford are the things you’re now seeing in Litchfield.”

Sauer would fight for fiscal responsibility at the Board of Selectmen level, he said.

“With Norman in charge, you’ll see an even better Litchfield,” Harding said.

Reddington-Hughes said she would look forward to having regular dialogue with Sauer if elected. There is little dialogue with the current administration, she noted.

Sauer’s running mates for the Board of Selectmen, John Bongiorno and Daniel Morosani, were on hand Saturday, as were treasurer candidate Alan Landau and candidates for the boards of finance and assessment appeals, and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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