Gale Mastrofrancesco is a candidate for the Connecticut House of Representative in the 80th district which covers Wolcott and a part of Southington. She will be on the ballot as a Republican for the November 2018 election.
Gale is the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Lanza and was raised in Waterbury, Connecticut along with her 5 brothers and sisters. Gale’s parents raised their family with traditional, values; instilling in their children the importance of working hard, living with integrity and to do everything with unwavering determination. Gale maintains that those values have served her well over the years, saying “Without values, we have no purpose. Values give our lives meaning.”
Gale has been married to her husband Angelo Mastrofrancesco for 35 years and in 1996 they moved to Wolcott to raise their two children. She has been employed by ATT Advertising as a sales manager and for Benchmark Senior Living at The Village at Kensington Place in Meriden as Director of Community Relations.
Gale formed her ideas of civic responsibility early on watching her mother, Marie, who served on the Waterbury Board of Education for sixteen years. Gale credits her mother with being the reason she decided to seek office, saying that her mother’s long history and dedication to public service was her inspiration.
In 2009 Gale was elected to the Wolcott Town Council and has held the role of Vice-Chairwoman for the past 6 years. She is the chair of the town negotiations committee and also serves on the finance committee. Gale’s work on the Town Council has always focused on what matters most … the people, and does not let partisan politics influence her decisions. Her experience with the Town Council has given her the insights and experience to tackle the hard issues with determination.
Gale has a deep understanding of the budget process and issues facing our communities. Saying “I have experienced first- hand how the mismanagement and overspending of the current Democratic controlled legislature has impacted our towns. The tax and spend policies have crippled our state and unless there is a dramatic change in course, this will continue to hurt everyone in our community: senior citizens, children’s education, businesses, jobs, and our property taxes. We must use common sense spending in government, just as we do with our own family budgets.”
As your State Representative, Gale’s priorities will be those of the 80th district – reduce the tax burden on citizens and business, control state spending, reduce the size of government and ensure Southington and Wolcott receive their fair share of funding.
Gale is an advocate for fiscal responsibility, limited government, personal liberty and defending the constitutional principles this country was built upon.
Gale is honored to have the endorsement of State Senator Joe Markley, State Representative Rob Sampson, State Representative John Fusco, The Wolcott Republican Town Committee, and The Southington Republican Town Committee.