TORRINGTON—The Independent Party of Connecticut has endorsed Republican Chris Beyus’ candidacy for state representative in the 65th District.
With the party’s endorsement, the name of Beyus, a Torrington, resident, will appear on both the Republican and Independent ballot lines on Election Day.
“I’m proud to be endorsed by both the Republican and Independent parties and I look forward to serving the residents of our great district,” said Beyus, who has volunteered in the community since he was thirteen. “The Independent Party’s goal of non-partisan problem solving matches the approach I plan to follow if voters send me to Hartford to be their voice, and it’s the path that we need more often in the legislature to get our state’s economy firing on all cylinders.”
The Independent Party is the third-largest political party in Connecticut and has endorsed several candidates across the state this year.
The 65th district serves residents of Torrington.
Beyus is fighting against gimmick-based budget schemes from Gov. Lamont and the General Assembly’s Democratic majority that did nothing improve Connecticut’s long-term financial outlook while increasing taxes again
Beyus ran for office to help make Connecticut a more affordable place to live, run a business and retire. Beyus is also making it a priority to rebuild the state’s relationship with small businesses, who have been harmed by years of intrusive legislation and instability within the state budget that’s led to higher fees and more taxes. “My family has owned small businesses in Torrington for over 22 years, so it's important to me we see these businesses thrive. When you support a small business, you aren't buying a millionaire CEO another vacation home, but rather supporting local fundraisers, sports teams, and putting that money back into your community in a more direct way.”
Early next year, members of the legislature will have to tackle a projected two-year budget deficit that tops $2 billion.