81st District House Candidates

Dagmara Scalise

Party: Democratic
Age: 53
Occupation: Health care marketing
Education: B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Boston College
Platform: I believe in bipartisan problem solving where ordinary citizens, representing people from across the political spectrum, come together to move our state forward. I am interested in creating a future-oriented and sustainable economy for Connecticut; making health care more accessible and available; protecting women’s rights and addressing climate change.
Other: I served as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner in Southington for 2 years; am an author and the parent of three teens. I grew up in New Britain and am a naturalized citizen. I work full time as a health care communications professional. I have not actively pursued endorsements in order to come to the legislature with an openness to be bipartisan.
Contact info: dagmara@scalise4southington.com

John Fusco*

Party: Republican
Age: 57
Occupation: State representative/legal aide
Education: Southington High School graduate
Platform: Opposing additional taxes or tax increases and wasteful spending — creating a Connecticut that lives within its means; supporting Aging In Place initiatives; ensuring public safety; identifying government’s true role — preventing government overreach; creating an economic and state service environment that grows Connecticut.
Other: Endorsed by the Independent Party of Connecticut.
Contact info:John.Fusco@housegop.ct.gov, 300 Capitol Ave., Room 4200, Hartford, CT 06106 or (860) 240-8700


Where they stand

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