Tom Foley toured Darien and met with residents, shop owners
Gubernatorial Republican candidate Tom Foley took a tour of Darien, meeting with business owners and residents to discuss the changes they would like to see in the state government.
Foley, a Greenwich resident, is on a three-day tour of the state before the Republican primary on Aug. 10. According to Foley's website, his plan, if elected as governor, is to bring back jobs and the economy, reduce the cost and size of the state government, reduce taxes on working Connecticut families and change the way business is done in Hartford.
Bringing back jobs is a priority that Foley talked about during his tour of Darien.
"Anybody who doesn't have a job or is facing the prospect of losing their job is looking for relief," Foley said.
Foley said he would look to lure out-of-state industries to Connecticut, as well as make the state more business friendly.
Also high on Foley's list of fixes is to reduce the state deficit.
"Darien sends a lot more money to Hartford then they get back," Foley said.
Darienites had the chance to voice the issues they were most concerned with as Foley made his way around town. Many of the issues centered around the economy and the job market.
Foley's stops in Darien included the EspressoNEAT, Upper Crust Bagel and The House of Needlepoint. From Darien, Foley planned to continue his tour east across the state.