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Republican Michael Casey Puts in Bid for 118th

The Milford native says "we need to focus on economic growth."

Republican Michael Casey Puts in Bid for 118th

With a promise to promote ecomic growth in the state, not stifle it, Milford resident Michael S. Casey announced his candidacy for the 118th House District seat.

Casey, a Republican who was elected in November to the Milford's Planning and Zoning Board, declared his candidacy for state office Saturday at the .

“Connecticut is one of two states that has fewer jobs than it had 22 years ago," he said. "Simply put, we need to focus on economic growth. We can no longer afford policies that pick winners and losers; policies that try to divide us. Connecticut shouldn’t have to settle for a zero-sum game approach. When businesses, especially small businesses, are allowed to grow, everyone prospers. If we foster policies that create jobs and encourage production and innovation, the City of Milford's wealth will grow, leading to expanded opportunities for better schools, better services and a better quality of life.”

”What this State and Milford needs and deserves is a climate that fosters free market growth. Most people want an opportunity to work and to create a better life for themselves. Too often our leaders interfere with economic growth, rather than promoting it. I plan to fix this if I get to Hartford,” Casey said.

Casey attended and in Milford before attending the University of Connecticut, where he earned his bachelor's and law degrees. He has been a practicing attorney for more than eight years and currently works at a law firm in Milford.

The 118th seat is currently held by , a Democrat.

Editor's note: the article is based on a press release submitted by the Milford Republican Town Committee Chairman .

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