NEWINGTON — School board member Joshua Shulman announced this week that he will challenge GOP incumbent Gary Byron for the 27th House District seat this fall.
"I want to give something back to the community that's given a lot to me and my family," said Shulman, a Democrat. "I feel like I've been successful on the board level in working with others to bring about change. I feel like it's time to be involved on the state level."
Byron, who won the seat in 2014 after longtime Democratic state Rep. Sandy Nafis retired, confirmed this week that he will run for re-election.
"I look forward to the challenge," he said. "I've been able to...