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Lavielle endorsed by Connecticut Realtors for reelection in 143rd

Gail Lavielle
Gail Lavielle

WILTON, Conn. – State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) has won the backing of The Connecticut Realtors in her reelection bid.

Lavielle is facing a challenge from Democrat Keith Rodgerson of Wilton on the Nov. 4 ballot to represent parts of Norwalk, Westport, and Wilton in the General Assembly’s 143rd House district.

“We carefully evaluate candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut. Real estate is essential to economic recovery and stability in the state and the nation, and helps to build communities,” said Connecticut Realtors President Debra J. Chamberlain in a press release announcing the endorsement.

Connecticut Realtors is Connecticut’s largest professional trade association, representing more than 15,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of the real estate business.

“Realtors are a bellwether for the state’s economy, and it’s important to understand their perspective,” said Lavielle in the release. “I share their concerns about the effects on our real estate markets when people and businesses leave Connecticut for states with more dynamic, tax-friendly economies. I always learn a great deal from them about the general public’s views on key economic issues, as well as transportation, education, and quality of life.

“As small business operators themselves, Realtors also have a first-hand understanding of the effects of mandates, high taxes, and onerous regulations on small businesses,” Lavielle said. “Small businesses owners are the backbone of our state’s economy, and a big part of our job as legislators is to do all we can to remove barriers to their success. I’m honored by this endorsement from professionals who represent such a critically important economic sector in Connecticut.”

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