Offering what many consider to be a more moderate perspective from the right, Shays discussed the future of health care and small businesses.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to speak to members of such a wonderful, community-oriented organization," Shays said.
"The Life Solution Center of Darien provides essential resources for those truly in need. Given that Darien is the town where Betsi and I grew up, it has an extra-special place in my heart."
A recent poll by Quinnipiac University shows Shays is in a dead heat with the leading Democrat in a general election match-up, whereas Shays' opponent for the Republican nomination, Linda McMahon, loses to the Democrat by 15 points.
Shays' experience includes 21 years in Congress, 13 years as a member of the General Assembly and most recently as the co-chairman of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he helped identify between $30 and $60 billion of waste, fraud and abuse.
While in Congress, he co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment and served as a senior member of the Budget Committee during the Clinton administration, playing an integral role in balancing the budget for four years.
Shays has exhibited critical response in government reform, taking on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the 2008 economic meltdown and helping to pass the Welfare Reform Act, as well as in improving National Security, where he assisted in reducing our trade deficit.
"We're honored to have Christopher Shays speak to our partners," said Maud Purcell, founder and executive director of the center.
"We're so grateful that he has made time in his busy schedule to address our questions and concerns at such a crucial turning point for the future of our country."