Avon Councilwoman: Paul Ryan's Visit Shows Connecticut Isn't Forgotten
Avon Patch - over 4 years
Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan made three stops in Connecticut recently. One of them was just over the Avon town line at Arnold Chase's Avon Mountain mansion in West Hartford last Sunday.
Some Avon Republicans were there, including Town Councilwoman Pamela Samul, Planning and Zoning Commission member Marianne Clark, Avon attorney and Inland Wetlands Commission member Martha Dean, and Vi Smalley. Dean previously ran for Connecticut attorney general.
"I wanted to go because he was here," Samul said. "Who wouldn't want to meet the next vice president of the United States?"
Attendees, who paid between $1,000 to $10,000 to attend, according to West Hartford Patch, were told to get there around 11 a.m. to alot plenty of time to go through security and the event began around noon.
Ryan shook hands with people, posed for pictures and mingled, she said. While Samul didn't officially meet Ryan, she said she wasn't discouraged. She was close to him at one point and Sma
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