State Rep. Dave Labriola, R-Oxford, is running unopposed in the 131st District, which includes the towns of Oxford, Naugatuck and Southbury. Labriola, 51, is seeking a sixth term.
The Yale University-educated legislator serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Government Administration and Elections (GAE) committees and has a leadership role as Republican Whip in the House. While the crux of his work in Hartford is focused on what happens in those committees, Labriola said the centerpiece of his service has been, and will continue to be, constituent service.
“I enjoy helping citizens cut through the red tape of government bureaucracy at the state level,” he told Patch. “I find the work challenging, stimulating and rewarding; it’s a great honor."