The Independent Party of Connecticut\u00a0on Monday night\u00a0endorsed Republican John Frey\u2019s candidacy for state representative in the 111th District. With the endorsement during a party caucus in Danbury, the name of Frey,\u00a0a Ridgefield\u00a0resident, will appear on both the Republican and Independent ballot lines on Election Day. \u201cI\u2019m proud to be endorsed by both the Republican and Independent parties and I look forward to serving the residents of our great community,\u201d said John Frey, a lifelong Ridgefield resident serving his tenth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives. \u201cThe Independent Party\u2019s goal of non-partisan problem solving matches the approach I plan to follow if voters again send me to Hartford to be their voice, and it\u2019s the path that we need more often in the legislature to get our state\u2019s economy firing on all cylinders.\u201d The Independent Party is the third-largest political party in Connecticut and has endorsed several candidates across the state this year. \u201cWe believe John will be an independent-minded voice in the state legislature seeking an accessible and responsible state government that works for all residents,\u201d said Michael Duff, State Chairman of the Connecticut Independent Party. \u201cJohn\u2019s\u00a0views on government spending, taxes, overall budget reform and the dire need for economic growth reflect our goals. We enthusiastically endorse\u00a0John Frey\u2019s\u00a0candidacy, and look forward to\u00a0his\u00a0victory in November.\u201d The\u00a0111th\u00a0district serves residents of\u00a0Ridgefield. While offering alternative budget solutions as a member of the legislature\u2019s Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee,\u00a0John\u00a0has fought against gimmick-based budget schemes from Gov. Malloy and Democrats that did nothing improve Connecticut\u2019s long-term financial outlook. Early next year, a newly elected governor and legislators will have to tackle a multi-billion-dollar projected budget deficit.