May 20, 2020 – West Haven Voice
Local Republicans unanimously endorsed West Haven FireFighter Mike Southworth to run for Senate in the 14th Senatorial District. Local leaders from West Haven and Milford spoke to the unique ties which Southworth has to the district and how impactful his service has been to local communities.
State Rep. Charles Ferraro (R-117) placed Southworth’s name into nomination citing the need for proven leadership and an experienced voice to represent West Haven in Hartford.
“As a first responder, Mike is a qualified leader in the community,” said Ferraro. “Mike will roll up his sleeves and will fight for the residents of the 14th District. He is committed to helping those in need, and making our state a more affordable place to live, work and retire.
Milford Alderman Ray Vitali seconded the nomination stressing the candidate’s strong ties to the city.
“Mike understands the needs of each community in the 14th district,” said Milford Alderman Ray Vitali. “Mike knows Milford well and will be here for the residents and business owners of Milford. We need a state senator who isn’t a rubber stamp and who will challenge the status quo in Hartford.”
In his acceptance speech, Mike Southworth shared his concern that “Connecticut is quickly becoming a state that no one can afford to live in, raise a family in, work in and retire in.” He added that he “intends to go to Hartford and put people over politics. It is time to right the ship, put the citizens of this state back on their feet.”