Lt. Gov. Candidate Heather Somers to Headline Opening of GRTC Election HQ

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On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, Heather Bond Somers will headline an impressive list of local and statewide Republican candidates in attendance at a reception celebrating the opening of the Glastonbury Republican Town Committee’s fall election headquarters at 160 New London Turnpike in Glastonbury Center. The reception begins at 6 o’clock p.m., and is open to the public.

Somers was elected as the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in the party’s primary last month, in her first run for statewide office. Somers is a former mayor of the Town of Groton who served for five terms on the Town Council there, and also founded a medical device manufacturing company based in Windham, Connecticut. A Groton native, Somers earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Connecticut in 1988.

Other leading candidates who will attend the reception include Town Councilman Whit Osgood, who is facing Sen. Steve Cassano of Manchester for the 4th District State Senate Seat, as well as Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, M.D., who is seeking a third term in the State House of Representatives, and Mark Tweedie of Manchester, who is running against Rep. Joe DiMinico of Manchester in the 13th District, which includes portions of Glastonbury and Manchester. Sharon McLaughlin, the Republican candidate for State Comptroller, and Peter Lumaj, the Republican candidate for Attorney General, will also be in attendance.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates at the reception, and to volunteer to assist the Glastonbury Republicans or any of the individual Republican campaigns this fall.

To RSVP to the reception, please E-mail, or call (860) 709-3363.