A political newcomer – Jason Welch, 37, of Bristol – is taking aim at the office held by 17-year incumbent state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat.
Welch, an attorney, said Tuesday that it’s crucial the state set itself on a course for future growth by cutting both spending and taxes.
“I don’t think we have a lot of time to get the ship righted,” Welch said during an interview at the Riverside Avenue office of city Republican Chairman T.J. Barnes.
Colapietro, who has represented the 31st District since 1992, said he’s never heard of Welch, but “everybody’s got a right to run.”
“I don’t really care who runs against me,” he said. “If they think they can do better, and they can convince voters, they can have the job.”
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