WESTBROOK, CONN. - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last week endorsed Art Linares in his race for the 33rd District state Senate seat.
While is rare for a sitting governor – let alone a governor of Mr. Christie’s stature – to endorse a candidate running for election to another state’s legislature, Governor Christie said “our region and our country are facing critical challenges that will only be met if we elect strong leaders in state houses across our nation. Art Linares is a strong leader who is ready to meet those challenges.”
Art Linares was an active volunteer on the Chris Christie for Governor Campaign in 2009 and has stayed in contact with the Governor since that time. The two recently discussed policy and Linares’s state Senate race while the Governor was in Connecticut.
“I’m honored to have Governor Christie’s support for my campaign for the 33rd state Senate district. In observing Governor Christie on the campaign trail and in public office, I’ve learned to always speak from the heart, be honest and straightforward, and always fight for your principles. Whether you agree with his politics or not, Republicans, Democrats and Independents can admire those attributes in Governor Christie; I know I do,” said Linares.
Governor Christie, who gave the prestigious keynote address at this year’s Republican National Convention, served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. He was sworn in as New Jersey’s 55th Governor on January 19, 2010; since then he has been a strong leader making it a priority to reduce the tax burden on residents and business, promote job growth and transparency in state government. Most recently he has demonstrated his strong leadership abilities in his tireless efforts on behalf of New Jersey residents tragically affected by Hurricane Sandy this past week.
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For more information on Art Linares’s state Senate campaign – www.artlinares.com. 203 645 9215