MONROE, CT — The face of Connecticut’s 112th District may be changing, with Monroe and portions of Easton and Trumbull rather than Monroe and Newtown, but Tony Scott hopes its representative remains the same. On Thursday, the Republican legislator announced plans to run for reelection this November.
“Since I was elected last year, I’ve met with community leaders, organizations and residents throughout the 112th District, listening to their concerns about our great state, and have worked with my colleagues at the Capitol,” Scott said in a press release. “While I am proud of the work we’ve accomplished together, I know that our journey has just begun.”
“Today, I’m announcing that I’m seeking reelection and it is my sincere hope that together we will return to Hartford where I will hold the line on taxes, increase parental rights and help our state’s businesses as they recover from the pandemic,” he said.
Scott won a special election last April after longtime representative J.P. Sredzinski, a fellow Republican, resigned. Scott, who is a friend of Sredzinski and had served as his campaign manager, decided to throw his hat into the ring.
On April 13, Scott emerged as the winner in a three-way-race against Nick Kapoor of Monroe, a Democrat serving on the Board of Education, and William “Bill” Furrier of Sandy Hook, who ran as an Independent.
“I am proud of the accomplishments I have made thus far in my first term,” Scott said Thursday. “It has been a privilege to be the voice for the 112th District. Voters trusted me to represent their best interests and it would be my honor to continue to represent them in Hartford.”
“We must hold the line on any attempts at imposing additional taxes that would be harmful to local businesses that are still recovering from lock downs and mandates,” he said. “The pandemic has challenged all of us, but Connecticut businesses have been especially hit hard. That’s why I will continue to ensure they will get a seat at the table in Hartford.”
Scott said he was recognized by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association as having a 100-percent voting record on pro-business legislation, as well as “preventing job-killing taxes and voting against harmful mandates.”
“I’m proud of my work on the Public Safety & Security, Human Services and Higher Education & Employee Advancement committees,” he said. “As part of my involvement with those committees, I’ve fought against unfunded mandates that would only add to our tax burdens, while fighting to restore educational funding to our schools.”
“It should be the expectation that legislators show up in the Capitol to carry out the will of the people within the district and I take that solemn duty seriously,” Scott said. “Since taking office, I have a 100-percent voting record, having cast a vote for each piece of legislation that arose since April of 2021.”
“As a husband and father of two daughters, I care deeply about the community and government’s role within our lives,” he said. “Thank you for your continuing support and I ask for your help again in the race ahead.”
Scott and his wife, Jennifer live in Monroe and have twin daughters, Lauren and Addison.
In his press release, Scott also touched upon the reconfiguration of the 112th District, which was part of a constitutional change required by population changes tabulated by the U.S. Census.
He thanked Monroe and Newtown residents for trusting him with the responsibility of representing them, and said he is looking forward to meeting with residents in Easton and Trumbull to learn about their concerns in the coming months.
“During the past year, I’ve worked closely with Monroe’s First Selectman Ken Kellogg and his team, much like I have with town leaders in Newtown,” Scott said. “I’m looking forward to continuing that collaboration with the leaders in Trumbull and Easton. ”