Endorsements

For my current run for Congress, I am proud to have recede the nomination of: 

I have also received the endorsement from a number of Connecticut government officials, with whom I have either worked and/or served as a colleague and/or their representative in Hartford:

 We are proud to have received endorsement from Center for American Homeless Veterans.  Read their letter.

Connecticut Organizations

UCONN 2012, 2014, 2016

Decoding Dyslexia CT
Connecticut Realtors
Easton Senior Center
Connecticut State Medical Society
Stepping stones Museum for children
Connecticut State Police Union
Alzheimer's Association
The Mohegan Tribe
Parents, Newtown CT
Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
CBIA

Connecticut Legislators

State Senator Toni Boucher - Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport, Wilton
State Senator Tony Hwang - Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston, Westport
State Rep Mitch Bolinsky - Newtown and Sandy Hook
State Rep Mike Bocchino - Greenwich
State Rep Fred Camillo - Greenwich
State Rep Dan Carter - Redding/Bethel
State Rep Laura Devlin - Fairfield 
State Rep Laura Hoydick - Stratford 
State Rep Brenda Kupchick - Fairfield
State Rep Gail Lavielle - Wilton/Norwalk/Westport
State Rep Tom O’Dea - New Canaan
State Rep Dave Rutigliano - Trumbull
State Rep Dave Labriola - Oxford
State Rep Jason Perillo - Shelton
State Rep Ben McGorty - Shelton
State Rep Terrie Wood - Darien

Republican Town Committee Chairs

Kevin Murray - Former Redding RTC Chairman
Michael Thompson - Redding 
Britta Lerner - Weston
Jim Riling - Easton
Eva Maldonado - Stamford
Jamie Millington - Fairfield 
Al Alper - Wilton
Pete Torrano - Norwalk
John Slater - Bridgeport
James O'Hora - Former New Canaan RTC Chairman
Marty Heiser - Ridgefield also former delegate

Others

Tom Herrmann (former candidate for US Congress in this district, former Easton First Selectman, former delegate )
Jim Marpe (Westport First Selectman)
Chris Meek (former candidate for US Congress in this district)
Dick Wieland (former candidate for US Congress in this district)
Adam Dunsby (Easton First Selectman, former delegate)
Andy Wainwright (State Central Committee, Stamford)
Kieran Ryan (Stamford RTC, former delegate)
Mike Garret (State Central Committee, Bridgeport)
Bob Hebert (member, past delegate and former chairman Ridgefield RTC)
Terrie Wood (State Representative, Darien)
Nina Daniels (Weston First Selectman)
Dennis Tracey (Weston Selectman)

Letters/Notes of Significance

As a State Representative and now a congressional candidate, I am also fortunate to receive notes from my constituents thanking me for my work and service to them. A few samples are below:

From: Eugene Clarke 

Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:18 PM

To: Shaban, John 

Subject: Shaban to challenge Himes in Fourth District

Good Luck John! You've already done more for veterans in two months than Congressman Himes has done in 4 years. You have my vote. Gene Clarke

Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will be challenged by Redding Republican state Rep. John Shaban in November


 From: Fred Lawrence

August 8, 2016 at 5:58pm

You can learn very much about a man when you watch how he relates to children. I had the honor of coaching football in the same program with John Shaban for many years. I watched how he took such pride in teaching the game to everybody. He taught the kids not only football but life lessons such as sportsmanship, team work and the importance of hard work. He taught the kids to respect their opponents, their coaches and themselves. I saw how the players gained confidence and self respect and how so many of his former players have grown into great young men. He gave literally hundreds of hours each season to these young men and he never wanted any credit for the success they achieved on the field. John is a great leader who will do so much for our State -SHABAN FOR CONGRESS !!!


On November 1, Terri wrote:

I am writing to tell you that my husband and I plan on voting for you. I am also asking you to please make affordable health care in this state a priority. Obamacare is crushing individuals and small businesses. My husband and I are both self employed and last year we paid $1425.00 per month in premiums for the two of us and our 16 year old son. We were recently informed that our premium is going up to $2100 per month next year...a 50% increase! I wrote to my current congressman and representative and neither has responded. I know we are not the only ones in this situation and I sincerely hope that you will take action to help Connecticut residents and to undo the mess Obamacare has created



On Aug 30, 2016, at 10:14 AM, Brian Matzke wrote:
John trying you again. Reason I'm contacting you is concern with lack of investment and vision with the states infrastructure. Specifically Fairfield Counties access to NYC. This should be one of the keys areas of focus. My partners and I are about to close on a $5m commitment to build a state of art athletic facility. Concerned about this state. So hoping you can let me know people to bug and pester until we get our act together. Hope you had a nice summer. Brian

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:24 AM, John Shaban wrote:
Thanks for the note. Yes the failure of our state and federal leadership to focus on our transportation needs is shocking. Four years ago we dumped $600 million into a needless bus way upstate and left Fairfield County without. That's the kind of resource mismanagement I am trying to fix. Keep sending me links!

On Aug 30, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Brian  wrote:
Eventually all of these kids that are heading into NYC to work as 20 somethings will eventually get married and have kids and they will then look at north jersey, long island, westchester and fairfield counties. 60 minute commutes are the key.. RT 7 needs to be the Merritt parkway etc... not a one lane parking lot which takes 45 minutes to go from Redding to SoNo. Obviously the time to invest is now....... not when they start the hiatus back to the burbs.
Tax policies that drive out business (Aetna I think will be next...) blah, blah, blah.... Have fun!


>>> June Lee <> 10/20/2012 1:28 PM >>>

We commend Representative Shaban for his accomplishments for Easton and his dedication to helping to solve town problems. John sponsored the first bill regulating tower siting signed by Governor Malloy this spring. Recently he met with Easton neighbors to discuss how to best serve Easton in facing an application for a telecommunications tower sited on town land. As a member of the Environment Committee of the Legislature, John can protect, preserve and further our interests by continued participation.

He supports town siting choice and limiting the power of CT Siting Council. Please vote for Representative John Shaban, a powerful advocate for Easton.

Sincerely,
June Lee
Chairperson, The Easton Conservancy Trust  


Summer 2012 (Redding Pilot)

Last week Shaban also received endorsements from democrat Dr. Kathy Gombos of Easton, a local public school principal, and democrat Keith Gallagher of Redding, himself a former public school teacher. Gombos’ endorsement letter stated: “As a life-long democrat, parent, educator and 10- year Easton resident, I once again support his reelection.” She added that Shaban worked with her to learn about last year’s education bill. “He sought counsel of local educators when considering the education reform bill, rather than acting on assumptions.”

Shaban also received a personal endorsement from Dr. Candice Benyei, owner of Whimsy Brook Farm in Redding and president of the Fairfield County Farm Bureau, and Leeland Gray of Grey Friesian Farms in Easton. Benyei called Shaban “a level-headed advocate for open-space and environmental preservation, two things dear to the heart of Reddingites.”