Balancing town commitments while campaigning for state office has made for an especially busy last few months for First Selectman Timothy Herbst. After working his normal hours at Town Hall each day, Herbst said, he gets in his car and drives around the state. He estimates he’s visited roughly 60 Connecticut Republican town committees and committee members and called more than 1,000 delegates, all in preparation for this weekend.
Herbst is seeking his party’s nomination for state treasurer this Saturday, during the Connecticut GOP Convention at Mohegan Sun. Trumbull’s first selectman, who was elected to his third term in November, said he is feeling “cautiously optimistic.”