Closing Arguments

  • State Senator Will Haskell

    The most urgent issue facing Connecticut is the health of our residents and the strength of our economy. I’ve spent two years in Hartford fighting for transportation improvements, strategic  tax relief and workforce development. Here’s what I’ll do next:

    First:  I will continue working hard to help out Main Street businesses. At the height of this pandemic, I fought for emergency no-interest and forgivable loans for small businesses that helped entrepreneurs weather this storm. Earlier this month, Connecticut rolled out another round of grants for businesses to meet payroll and re-open safely. 

    Second:  When the pandemic hit, Connecticut faced shortages of PPE and other medical supplies when we needed them most. I’ll invest in a secure medical manufacturing supply chain that will produce PPE right here in Connecticut and create skilled jobs for Connecticut taxpayers.

    Third:  With so many people losing their employer-provided health insurance, I’ll keep pushing for an affordable public health care option. Creating a public option would add competition into the marketplace and allow those who work for small businesses and nonprofits to buy into the same, high-quality health care that I enjoy as a member of the state legislature.

  • 111th District State Rep Candidate Aimee Berger-Girvalo

    This is the most important election of our lifetime. Our rights, values, and future are on the ballot, and it’s critical that we elect leaders who will guide us with strength and dignity on our path to recovery. I’ve released comprehensive plans to ensure everyone has access to healthcare, our seniors get the support they deserve, our small businesses have a clear path to recovery and can keep their doors open through COVID, new jobs are created, and we can keep local control over our schools, protect local zoning, and more. I am committed to racial and economic justice, bold action on climate change, women’s rights, an equitable education system, and healthcare for all. I have been endorsed by Congressman Jim Himes, Senator Richard Blumenthal, CSEA SEIU Local 2001, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut, and more, and I received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction. As a mom, a volunteer, an Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist, and former manager of several multi-million dollar businesses, I’m committed to building a better future for Ridgefield and for our state and I have the skills, experience, and relationships to make it happen.

  • 138th District State Representative Kenneth Gucker

    As I knock on area residents’ doors, I hear over and over how people need help dealing with all the problems that Covid-19 has brought. Many are having issues with navigating state services such as unemployment, DMV, social security ect. Our roles as lawmakers has evolved to doing all we can to help people come out well on the other side. If we have learned anything it is, we need to invest in making these services easer to access both in good times, and times like this. Going forward, we need to protect and help our small businesses recover as they have been paying the ultimate price. We need to continue to go after Eversourse and big utilities that believe in profits’ rather that service. There is no reason CT should have to pay the rates we do for the poor service we get. Lastly, we will need to help families stay healthy and be able to stay in their homes as many have lost their savings and their financial situations have taken a hit. As a community, coming out stronger, with our neighbors at our side is what we need to do but showing up is the first step.