NORWALK, Conn. – The Connecticut State Council of Machinists has unanimously endorsed State Rep. Chris Perone’s re-election campaign for the 137th House District.
Perone, a five-term incumbent, is facing a challenge from Common Councilman David Watts (D-District A), who edged Perone for the Democratic endorsement at the district’s May caucus. Perone collected signatures to get on the ballot for the Aug. 12 primary. The winner of that race is currently scheduled to go against former longtime Republican Town Committee Chairman Art Scialabba in November in the heavily Democratic District.
The CT State Council of Machinists represents the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which includes more than 10,000 active and retired Connecticut workers.
“We look forward to you continuing your hard work on behalf of working people,” said CT State Council of Machinists President John Harrity.
“That the CT State Council of Machinists trusts my record of fighting for working families is a true honor,” Perone said. “Connecticut’s workers need the state Legislature to defend their rights to livable wages and affordable health care. My campaign is about protecting these rights and continuing to bring real results for Norwalk. If re-elected I will continue to be a champion of working families.”