Nappier visits Herbst's home turf

State Treasurer Denise Nappier, who will be challenged by First Selectman Timothy Herbst for her seat in November, paid a visit to Herbst’s home turf on Tuesday night.

The Trumbull Democratic Town Committee said the event was a fund-raiser for Nappier’s re-election and it surpassed all fund-raising goals. The event was at the home of Fred and Holly Garrity. Fred Garrity is a Democrat on the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as an organizer of local charity motorcycle rides.

“As a result of this successful event, Treasurer Nappier will be able to qualify for campaign public financing,” Garrity said. “We were honored to be able to help the treasurer continue the good work she has been doing for the state of Connecticut since 1998. Trumbull is the home of Ms. Nappier's opponent, so this show of support has special significance.”

Trumbull DTC Treasurer Doug Sutherland raised nearly $2,500. This amount allowed Nappier to reach her state-required contribution level, which allows her to apply for public financing. In attendance was Democratic State Committee Chair and Trumbull resident Nancy DiNardo.

“Trumbull put me over the top and helped me reach my fund-raising goals,” said Nappier. “Thank you for your hard work and most importantly thank you for your commitment and support to this very important race.”

Herbst, who received the GOP nomination for state treasurer in May, is also campaigning around the state. Herbst said he is still focused first on Trumbull but campaigns on nights and weekends.