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Mastroianni to challenge Rotella for 43rd District state House seat

Republican Shaun Mastroianni of Stonington announced Wednesday that he will run again for the 43rd District state House seat this fall.

Current Democratic state Rep. Kate Rotella of Mystic defeated Mastroianni in 2018 in the race to represent Stonington and North Stonington.

Mastroianni said his key issues would be to examined spending to ensure any new taxes added are truly necessary, and fighting proposed highway tolls. He called on Rotella to join him in three debates and to not use political signs.

Mastroianni is a regional operations specialist for Benchmark Senior Living. He serves on the Stonington Borough Board of Warden and Burgesses, where he is also the building commissioner, and volunteers on the Stonington Beautification Committee, the board of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the President's Council at Mystic Aquarium and the Connecticut Valley Hospital Whiting Task Force.

“I am honored to announce my candidacy to represent the citizens of the 43rd District. I have an extensive track record of community engagement and I am a natural leader who gives my time, energy, and enthusiasm to our communities to make them stronger,” he said in a statement announcing his campaign.

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