Incumbent Tony Scott challenged by Sheila Papps for 112th seat

Republican State Rep. Tony Scott is running for reelection in the 112th district.

Republican State Rep. Tony Scott is running for reelection in the 112th district.

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The upcoming election will see Democrat Sheila Papps face off against Republican Tony Scott for the House seat in the 112th district.

Scott is the incumbent in the district, which includes parts of Monroe, Easton, and Trumbull, after winning a special election in 2021.

Hearst Connecticut Media asked the candidates what they considered the top issues in their district and what they would do about them. Here are their responses:

Tony Scott

Town of residence: Monroe

Education: Penn State University, degree in broadcast journalism

Political/civic experience: Monroe Economic Development Commission, Monroe Parks & Recreation Commission (nine years, ix as chairman), Monroe Town Council (one year)

Top two issues:  1. Affordability — Use huge surpluses from overtaxation and federal dollars to give people money back in their pockets by at least temporarily rolling back the tax burden on all state residents. Republicans have proposed roughly $1.2 billion in immediate tax relief that would be paid for by the surpluses we currently have. 2. Public Safety — Ensure criminals are held responsible for their actions while making sure victims' voices are again being heard.  Also, give back the tools law enforcement needs to truly keep us safe.

Sheila Papps

Town of residence: Easton

Education: Did not respond

Political/civic experience: Did not respond

Top two issues: Did not respond