Tolls

I kept my promise and successfully opposed tolls, forcing proponents to find a better solution for our transportation needs rather than putting their hands into the pockets of our working families. Alternatives I have proposed: A forensic line by line audit of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Reduce the administrative costs for Connecticut’s transportation projects. Limit transportation projects to those …

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Leadership During the Pandemic

During these difficult times, I’ve been honored to serve the people of the 2nd District. The current pandemic has been an unprecedented challenge requiring new solutions. Throughout it all I’ve been proud of how our towns have come together. To support our towns, I’ve been working hard to help connect residents and local businesses to resources. I send out daily COVID-19 updates. I’ve …

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Gun Violence Prevention

One of my fondest memories with my grandfather was spending time together at the shooting range. I do not, however, believe that protecting the right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms is at odds with us making our schools, streets and communities safe. We can do both. In 2019 I helped pass Ethan’s Law which closes loopholes on safe storage …

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Veterans

Connecticut is home to almost 400,000 Connecticut veterans. Many of our friends and family members have dedicated their lives to serving our country as members of the military. I have incredible respect for anyone who is currently serving, has served in the past, or is planning to serve in the future. I will continue to work for our veterans to …

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Equality

Despite all the advances toward equality we have made as a nation, discrimination is still prevalent in our society. Every day, Connecticut residents face discrimination based on gender identity, race, religion, sexuality and more. This discrimination manifests in unequal housing costs and limited job opportunities. It is our responsibility to ensure that all Connecticut residents have equal access to all of …

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Opiod Crisis

I will continue my efforts to raise awareness about this deadly epidemic so we can make our communities safer and help people suffering from addiction. Comprehensive drug education in schools, sterile needle exchanges, and increasing access to life-saving medications like Naloxone, better known as Narcan, will help to prevent overdoses from turning into fatalities. We need to prioritize diversion programs, …

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Infrastructure

Deteriorating infrastructure is a national crisis and, unfortunately, Connecticut is no exception to that alarming trend. Whenever I get on I-84, I prepare for the worst. There is no reason we should spend so much time sitting in unbearable traffic just to get from point A to point B, especially when heading to work. We need efficient and effective transportation …

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Seniors

I will continue to work with stakeholders—both Democrats and Republicans—to make sure our seniors can maintain the high quality standard of living they deserve.

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Energy Efficiency & Environment

Connecticut residents have experienced disruption caused by storms, increased rate hikes by Eversource, and are concerned with the impact the climate crisis will have on their homes and businesses. As Vice Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee and the Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Clean Energy Caucus, I have been a strong voice for the 2nd District In the 2019 legislative …

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Education

As a proud Wildcat and graduate of Bethel Public Schools, I am a product of the public education that is the beating heart of Connecticut. Our educators are the unsung heroes who rarely receive the recognition or support they deserve. I will work to ensure adequate funding for our public schools and universities. I will fight to update our outdated …

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