The Newtown Republican Town Committee endorsed Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope's candidacy in the 5th District over two local Republicans who are also seeking the office.
"We had to consider several candidates, two of whom are from Newtown," said Jeff Capeci, chairman of the Newtown RTC. "Clay emerged superior because he has a proven track record of campaigning, winning elections, and faithfully serving his constituents."
Cope is among a handful of Republicans vying for the chance to face Democrat Elizabeth Esty in November. The two candidates from Newtown are Matt Maxwell, a small business owner, and Bill Stevens, a business executive.