Marcy Minnick of Darien Loses GOP Primary in 147th District to Stamford’s Anzelmo Graziosi

Marcy Minnick campaign photo 2018

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Marcy Minnick of Darien resident in state House District 147, lost to Anzelmo Graziosi of Stamford in the GOP primary for state representative in House District 147.

Anzelmo Graziosi

Photo from the Graziosi campaign website

Anzelmo Graziosi won the 2018 GOP primary in the 147th house district.

Minnick got 430 votes to Graziosi’s 706 (or 38 percent to 62 percent).

The seat is currently held by William Tong (who just won the Democratic primary for state attorney general). U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s son, Matt, is the Democratic candidate for the seat, which is almost entirely in Stamford.

In Darien, Minnick received 163 votes to Graziosi’s 90 (or 36 percent to 64 percent). Graziosi swamped Minnick in Stamford, getting 616 votes to her 267 (70 versus 30 percent).

Graziosi’s campaign website describes him with this list:

  • Stamford Board of Representatives (13th District)
  • B.A. Government and Politics, St. John’s University
  • MPA (Master of Public Administration),
    Long Island University
  • JD (Juris Doctorate) Hofstra University, School of Law
  • Attorney admitted to the NY and CT Bar Associations
  • Former Deputy Mayor, City of Glen Cove, NY
  • Former elected member of the Glen Cove City Council
  • Former member of the
    CT Early Childhood Education Committee
  • Former member of the
    E. Gaynor Brennan Golf Commission, Stamford

Minnick’s campaign described her and Graziosi this way:

Graziosi, a long-time Democrat, who recently switched to the Republican Party after he lost the Democrat bid to Matthew Blumenthal. Matt grew up in Greenwich and recently moved to Stamford. He is the son of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Cynthia Malkin Blumenthal of Greenwich.

Marcy Minnick campaign photo 2018

Photo from Marcy Minnick's campaign

Marcy Minnick

“As a lifelong resident of Connecticut, I am painfully aware of the effects that current policies have had on the quality of life and financial stability of so many of our citizens,” said Minnick. “It is time we elect new leaders with real business experience and a fresh perspective. We cannot face another term of wasteful spending and increased taxation.”

Minnick grew up in Shelton and moved to Darien seven years ago. She possesses a strong background in business both through formal education and decades of practical experience. She earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in business from Sacred Heart University.

She owns two small businesses and is familiar with the daily challenges small business owners face. Minnick is a partner in Modern Home Maintenance and Moving in Darien with her husband Emanuel Minnick.

In addition, she is an owner and Chief Operating Officer of Excello Tool Engineering and MFG in Milford, a third-generation family business her grandfather founded in 1960. Excello Tool is a custom CNC Job Shop which manufactures components for the defense, aerospace, medical, and commercial industries. […]

As the mother of three children Teagan, 10, Tenley, 7 and Tymon, 4, she is personally committed to combating addiction and promoting mental health.

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