House Republican Leader Themis Klarides on Friday gave her support to Pam Staneski in her race for the Republican nomination for the 14th State Senate race.

“Serving with Pam Staneski, I quickly learned Pam is a natural leader and someone I could rely on,” Klarides said in a press release. “Pam’s commitment to serving her constituents is second to none, and I have every confidence that Pam will represent the entire 14th District with the same integrity and dedication that has guided her to this point.”

Staneski, a Republican, is currently state representative of the 119th District.

She will face Anthony Giannattasio, currently minority leader on the Milford Board of Aldermen, in a primary Aug. 14. Giannattasio got the GOP endorsement to run for the seat during a convention in May.