Public Office: Wallingford Board of Assessment Appeals, 1994 to 2009; Naugatuck Town Attorney, 1989 to 1991; Treasurer Connecticut Republican Party, 2004 to present
Current Position: Partner, Labriola & Labriola, LLC
Background: With the slogan repeal, reduce, reclaim, Labriola is making his first run for office. He is vowing to repeal health care reform, which he contends is unconstitutional; No Child Left Behind, which he believes contains too many regulations; TARP and TARP II; the stimulus; the takeover of the auto industry; and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
He wants the scope of federal government reduced along with the income tax, corporate tax, and the payroll tax. He calls for elimination of the estate tax and the capital gains tax.
He advocates for what he calls the reclamation of “our Constitutional republic,” and says he will not vote for any bill that fails to cite the Constitutional authority under which it is being proposed. He calls for returning authority to the states and securing national borders.
He has attacked his opponent, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, for failing to cut spending and being willing to increase taxes.
Even though he has never run for public office, Labriola, a Naugatuck attorney, has been around politics for years. He has helped with the campaigns of his brother David, a state representatives, and his father, also called Jerry, a former state senator who has run unsuccessfully for governor and U.S. Senate. He is currently the elected treasurer of the state Republican Party. He has served as state chairman of Connecticut Young Republicans, on the state Republican Central Committee, served as Naugatuck town attorney and on the Wallingford Board of Assessments Appeals.
Education: B.A., Gettysburg College; J.D., Catholic University of America
Personal: Labriola is 52 and lives in Wallingford with his wife Barbara Thompson, who is the Wallingford town clerk. They have three grown children.