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GOP Senate Candidates To Attend Shelton's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

From left, State Rep. Dan Carter (who represents Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding) is challenging Stamford banker August Wolf for the Republican nomination. Both will attend a dinner in Shelton, hosted by the Shelton Republican Town Committee.
From left, State Rep. Dan Carter (who represents Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding) is challenging Stamford banker August Wolf for the Republican nomination. Both will attend a dinner in Shelton, hosted by the Shelton Republican Town Committee. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. -- The Shelton Republican Town Committee will welcome two candidates for the U.S. Senate at its annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St.

Themis Klarides, House Republican leader and Connecticut State Representative for the 114th District, serving Derby, Orange and Woodbridge, will be the guest speaker.

Shelton resident Joseph DeFilippo will be presented with the Gov. John Davis Lodge Award in recognition of his many years of service to the City of Shelton and Shelton’s Republican Town Committee.

Connecticut state Rep. Dan Carter and businessman August Wolf, who are both running for the Republican candidacy for the U.S. Senate to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the fall, will also address dinner attendees.

Carter is serving in his third two-year term as state representative for the 2nd District, which includes Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding.

He is the Republican leader of the legislature’s General Law Committee and member of the Education and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees.

Carter has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Bowling Green University and a master’s in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he joined the U.S. Air Force ROTC program.

He was a C-130 “Hercules” pilot, served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, served two tours in Bosnia with NATO and participated in U.S. drug interdiction programs in Central America. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal.

The other Republican candidate, August Wolf, grew up throughout the United States due to his father’s career in the Navy. He is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where he still holds the Ivy League record in shot put.

After college, he trained in Germany to make the 1984 U.S. Olympic team and competed at the Los Angeles games.

Wolf is a trustee of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. He founded and leads the U.S. Athletic Trust, a sports nongovernment organization that champions college graduates in training for the Olympic Games.

Tickets to the Lincoln-Reagan dinner are $65 per person in advance; $80 per person at the door.

For more information or to make a reservation for the dinner, contact Anthony Simonetti, Shelton Republic Town Committee Chair, at 203-605-7712 or Virginia Harger, Dinner Chair at 203-924-0054.

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