Hamden- The Quinnipiac University Republicans have endorsed Kathy Hoyt for State Representative in the 88th District.
Mariam Shawish, the president of QU Republicans, said, “Kathy is a stand-up candidate, she clearly puts the interests of Hamden residents above her own. Her decades of experience in service to the community of Hamden show that far from being a career politician, she is a leader of a community that has been devastated by years of inept Democratic leadership. Her former careers a teacher, school administrator, and realtor enable her to know the people of Hamden in a uniquely intimate way. Her claim of having her ‘finger on the pulse of Hamden’ rings true every day as she is confronted with the challenges and struggles facing many of her neighbors. Her message is resonating with people, even on our own campus, where Kathy addressed the Quinnipiac Political Science Organization. In our eyes, the choice is clear: Kathy will bring an outsider’s perspective to Hartford and advocate for the people of Hamden.”
Kathy, was also invited and addressed the Quinnipiac Political Science Organization this week (nicknamed QPSA) where she shared her vision of a better CT that she hoped to contribute to if elected. She took questions from the students in attendance, ranging from questions on the issues to ways to get involved in local government. Jeremy Gustafson, a student leader and attendee of the event remarked “I really enjoyed hearing Kathy speak, I’m glad QPSA put this event on for students to hear from local leaders on the state of our community. Kathy didn’t just talk at us, she listened to every one of our questions and invited every one of us to stay in touch with thoughts on the issues going forward. She gave every one of us her personal number rather than some office number, that really spoke to me about her accessibility and good intentions.”
Hoyt is a lifetime Hamden resident; her children are graduates of the Hamden school system. For two decades, Hoyt served as a teacher and later, a school administrator. She currently works as a realtor and small business owner in Hamden, where she is a board member on the local Chamber of Commerce.