STONINGTON - Since announcing her plan to seek the Republican nomination for the 18th District seat, former Groton Mayor Heather Somers has received endorsements from more than 20 local leaders in surrounding towns.
Stonington First Selectman Rob Simmons and Selectman Michael Spellman have since rallied behind Somers
and offered their support.
Simmons said Connecticut is in trouble with the perpetual budget crisis that Gov.
Dannel P. Malloy calls the "new reality" and believes Somers
is the person to make a change.
is that fighter.
Heather's leadership at the local level in Groton
and experience building a small business in eastern Connecticut will make her
the right partner for Stonington, and make her
well qualified to fight for our state's future."
Spellman agreed, saying Somers
is exactly what the district needs.
is a leader who will fight for southeastern Connecticut and stand up to the insiders in Hartford who have brought us perpetual budget crises," he