FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn.-- Mayors and First Selectmen from across Connecticut's 4th Congressional District announced their endorsement of Republican Dan Debicella for Congress.
Debicella received endorsements from Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, Monroe First Selectman Steve Vavrek, New Canaan First Selectman Rob Mallozzi and Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia.
“I am honored to have the support of such amazing individuals,” Debicella said in a statement. “These municipal leaders have given us the road map for success in Washington – championing common sense solutions, producing results instead of rhetoric, and holding true to our shared values.”
Debicella was the 2010 Republican nominee for Congress when he ran against incumbent Jim Himes, which was the closest federal race in Connecticut that year—ultimately decided by a swing of 7,000 votes out of 220,000 cast. The race made CNN’s Top 100 Most Competitive Races list, Politico’s Daily 10 (a tracker of the closest House Races), and Real Clear Politics’ list of “toss up” races.
Debicella announced his intent to run against Himes again on Sept. 5.
The 4th Congressional District includes Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, part of Shelton, Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.