The Greater New Haven Chamber Of Commerce held their final gubernatorial forum Friday.
Republican candidate Bob Stefanowski was there touting his own career running large businesses.
Stefanowski, who’s from Madison, refers to himself as a political outsider.
Friday he talked about phasing out the state income tax and pumping money into education and infrastructure. He also does not want to see tolls on our highways.
“It’s time for a Republican and it’s time for a non-politician. Dan Malloy was a two term mayor of Stamford. How is that working out for us. Most of the people I talk to they don’t want stump speeches, they want a real world person. I grew up in New Haven. I was born 100 feet from here. A career of running large businesses. There’s nobody in this race who’s run anything near the size of Connecticut. It’s a $40 billion budget. I’ve done it,” said Stefanowski.
Stefanowski says he’s been a Republican for 25 years, despite attack ads they are airing on TV.
The Connecticut primary to narrow the field of candidates for governor will take place on August 14th.