State Rep. Clark Chapin, R-67th, has received the support of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association in his bid for the 30th District state Senate seat.

CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization with 10,000 member companies.

"Most voters say jobs and the economy are top issues," said John R. Rathgeber, CBIA president and CEO. "Connecticut clearly needs lawmakers who can restore business confidence in our state so that employers invest, grow, and create jobs here."

"We believe Clark Chapin is committed to making Connecticut a better state in which to do business, which means more and better jobs for our residents," he said.

"Clark Chapin has been a key voice in the (state) House of Representatives on the importance of growing the state's economy so we create stable and well-paying jobs, Mr. Rathgeber concluded.

"I'm grateful for CBIA's endorsement, and I am committed to continuing to support policies that benefit small, midsize, and large businesses in Northwest Connecticut," Mr. Chapin said.