HARTFORD–State Representative Jason Perillo has been vaulted into a leadership role as the House Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee, where he will advocate for measures that make families in Shelton and elsewhere in the state more secure in their homes and communities.
Perillo, R-113th District, also was appointed to the budget-writing Appropriations Committee and the Environment Committee.
“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will be working for the best interests of the people of Shelton and to ensure their voices are heard as we prepare the state budget for the next two years. I will strive to eliminate the state budget deficit without raising taxes and to create jobs by supporting measures that encourage and sustain small businesses, which provide most Connecticut jobs,” Perillo said. “I strongly believe state government should take action that stimulates businesses growth rather than suffocates it and drives employers out of state.”
In his new leadership role with the Public Safety Committee, Representative Perillo has begun working across party lines with key Democrats to focus on important statewide safety issues. “I have been working side-by-side with the Democratic leadership of the Public Safety Committee on legislation that will have a positive impact on people’s lives, such as the regulation of blasting and the deployment of State Troopers.”
Perillo reiterated that his highest priority is the success of Shelton as a key component of the state and national economy.
“Shelton continues to be a linchpin of the financial success of the region and the entire state,” he said. He said he will continue to expand his efforts to make Shelton a prime beneficiary of state programs on economic development and site cleanup.
“Our work to redevelop downtown benefits the entire City of Shelton by creating jobs, building our tax base, and by making it easier to preserve our farms and open spaces,” Perillo said.