Joseph Visconti said he has filed paperwork to run for governor as a Republican.
West Hartford resident Joseph Visconti, 60, announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2018.
According to CTNewsJunkie.com, Visconti, a former two-term member of the West Hartford Town Council, plans to skip the nominating convention and instead run as a petitioning candidate, as he did in 2014.
He will have to obtain approximately 9,350 signatures – 2 percent of the 467,687 enrolled GOP voters – to qualify.
Visconti is the second West Hartford resident considering a candidacy for governor. On Tuesday, former West Hartford Mayor and State Sen. Jonathan Harris confirmed that he would be forming an exploratory committee. That announcement came a day after Harris resigned his position as commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection.
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