Norwalk Republican Town Committee Chairman Art Scialabba announced Monday that he intends to run for Republican Party State Chairman in June.
“After soliciting input from past candidates and fellow Republican leaders, I have decided that I will work to become Connecticut Republicans’ next Party Chair,“ Scialabba said in a press release. “We must continue to seek out and select outstanding candidates and focus on successful mechanics of electing them. This includes improved use of technology that will attract younger people to join our cause and to bring a new voice to unite us as a Party for the benefit of our future elections.“
Scialabba, 45, has been the Norwalk Republican Town Chair since 2002 and a member of the Republican State Central Committee since 2007. He joins an increasingly crowded field of candidates vying for the job. The list includes Doug Hageman of Southington and possibly former state Sen. Sam Caligiuri of Waterbury, former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, and the current Republican Party Chairman Chris Healy.
Healy, who has held the spot for more than four years, has said he hasn’t decided yet whether he will seek reelection.
Scialabba chairs the Board of Directors of Keystone House, Inc., a Norwalk non-profit which provides services for individuals who experience disabilities associated with mental illness.