A Newtown man has been named an Assistant Republican Leader in the General Assembly. State Representative Mitch Bolinsky was appointed last week to the legislature's Aging, Appropriations, and Education Committees. He called it an honor to serve the residents of Newtown and Sandy Hook. Bolinsky says he wants to reverse the poor economic trends, which have been compounded by poor budgeting policies. He will encourage his colleagues to explore options that will close the ever growing deficit and create the necessary financial stability for businesses and towns.