Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy will stand for re-election when the CTGOP State Central Committee meets in Bristol this evening.
Healy announced his intention to run for re-election on Friday in an e-mail to supporters and no challengers have announced an intent to vie for the job.
First elected in January 2007, Healy has been an outspoken leader of the Republican State Party. He was the first person to criticize then-Speaker Jim Amann for raising funds for his non-profit from lobbyists at the State Capitol, and he has been a blistering critic of such Democrats as Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, State Rep. Jim O’Rourke, and U.S. Senator Chris Dodd.
Healy’s election tonight would set him on a path to be the longest serving Chairman since Chris DePino’s seven year stretch from 1996-2003.
In addition to Healy, Treasurer Jerry Labriola, Jr. of Wallingford, and Secretary Bill Jenkins of Chaplin will be running for re-election.