WINSTED >> Former Gov. M. Jodi Rell attended a fundraiser for the Winchester Republican Town Committee Friday. The evening at Whiting Mills served as a meet-and-greet between constituents and local candidates. Rell, the Connecticut governor from 2004 to 2011, was the state’s 87th Governor and the first-ever female Republican Governor of Connecticut.
“At the very essence of it, it’s a fundraiser for the Republican Town Committee, but more important, the second goal is really to give the public an opportunity to come and meet our candidates for municipal office this November,” said Brian Sundie, the town committee’s vice-chairman.