Connecticut Realtors Endorse Formica For Senate



PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Contact: Irving Steel, Campaign Representative, (860) 287-0546

September 24, 2014



Connecticut Realtors Endorse Formica for Senate


EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT -- Paul Formica, Republican and Independent Party candidate for the 20th State Senate district, has received the endorsement of the Connecticut Realtors Association, the state’s largest professional trade association, representing 15,000 members.

“We carefully evaluate candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut, “ shared Debra Chamberlain, President of the Association, in a recently released letter of endorsement. “Real estate is essential to economic recovery and stability in the State and the nation. It helps build communities.”

“I am honored by this endorsement and fully support the Association’s belief that a vibrant real estate market is vital to economic recovery,” commented Formica. “As a town leader, I am highly aware of the impact that both residential and commercial property has on the ability to provide services on a local and state-wide level.”

In addition to this endorsement, Paul Formica has been selected as the candidate of choice, by the Independent Party and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

About the candidate  —

Paul Formica is serving his fourth term as First Selectman for the town East Lyme, and is the owner of Flanders Fish Market, a small business and family restaurant celebrating more than three decades of operation.


Prior to becoming First Selectman, Paul served his town as a member of the zoning commission, and later, on the board of finance. All totaled, Paul has provided more than two decades of service to the people and businesses in his community.


In addition to town responsibilities, Paul, has also served in a leadership capacity for many organizations, from Chambers of Commerce to The Heart Walk, and through membership has supported great causes from Rotary to Little League.


Most recently, Paul has been the Past President of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG). At SCCOG, he chaired the regional rail committee that actively engaged in the successful TIGER Grant process, and served on the regional water committee that resulted in a tri-town interconnection to conserve/share water. 


Residing in East Lyme, Paul is a widower and the father of four adult children — three daughters and one son. Two daughters currently work side-by-side in the Family Restaurant. Paul is an avid dancer and gardener, known for his roses and the Argentine Tango.


About the district — 

The 20th District includes the towns of Old Lyme, East Lyme, Salem, Bozrah, New London and Waterford as well as portions of Montville and Old Saybrook.


About the campaign —

The Formica for Senate campaign is a nearly all-volunteer, grassroots effort that welcomes more volunteers and community engagement. For more information visit or follow the campaign on social media:   |  |


Interviews and dialogs can readily be arranged by calling 860.287.0546



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