As published in the Record Journal Thursday June 7, 2012
WALLINGFORD — Steve Fontana’s spokesman announced this week that the former North Haven state representative qualified for public financing for his campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Len Fasano in the 34th Senate District.
Fontana surpassed the necessary $15,000 in contributions. He received support from 300 people living in the district, which includes Wallingford, East Haven, North Haven and Durham, raising more than $18,000, according to staff.
“As a believer in reducing the influence of special-interest money in politics, I’m really pleased that we met the qualifications for this grant, applied for it promptly, and received approval so quickly,” Fontana said in a statement.