Candidate Profile: James Maroney

Maroney119thTo view the full candidate profile on State Representative James Maroney of the 119th House District please click on this link to be redirected to the Milford Mirror.

James Maroney has been serving as the 119th’s State Representative since 2012. Prior to his election James served on the Milford Board of Education from Milford’s 1st District. I came to know James during his first run for the BOE and I’m proud to have him as a member of the Milford delegation. He is one of the most sincere and friendliest people I know. While I can’t personally cast my vote for James during the November 4th election I hope that the constituents inthe 119th will honor their vote for James Maroney in this upcoming election.

I am privileged to represent Milford and Orange, and I’ve worked hard to justify the trust that was placed in me. Over the last several months I have reintroduced myself to constituents and listened to their concerns. Jobs, the economy, quality education, and support for our seniors are concerns that everyone seems to share. Being a small business owner, spending my lifetime here, and graduating from Yale have prepared me to address these issues…

We need to stop over regulating businesses. Connecticut must be more business freindly. We started on that path last session. Over 1,000 pages of regulations were eliminated and more services are being provided online.

We need to do more, but there are few clear or easy answers. We know we can’t continue to deliver programs in the same way and expect different results. Last session I introduced legislation called “Pay For Success.” It will require more rigorous data tracking of preventative social programs, and only pay for the programs that are successful. These programs are funded by foundations and other private sources. The state only pays if they generate a savings for Connecticut. This is an innovative new way of delivering services that will help put our state back on top.

The full version of the candidate profile is on the Milford Mirror. To keep up with James and his re-election campaign make sure to throw a “Like” to his Facebook page and follow all the campaign updates during this last push towards Election Day.

 

NH Register Covers the 14th Senate District Race

GayleThe New Haven Register published a recent article covering the 14th Senatorial district race. In the article it covers State Senator Gayle Slossberg’s re-election campaign and included tid-bits on her opponent, “a junior at Central Connecticut State University who isn’t even old enough to legally drink alcohol“.

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Slossberg said, “We were able to save thousands of jobs,” in an agreement with United Technologies/Sikorsky, as well as 95 supplier businesses and their employees. Slossberg said she’s “worked hard” with both large and small employers to “help them survive and thrive.”

“I’m a fiscal conservative and voted against spending and tax increases,” for the middle class, seniors and veterans, Slossberg said.

Even though she holds many Senate leadership positions, Slossberg still finds time to make house calls in some cases in order to help a constituent. Recently, she planned to bring a public health expert to the home of a local senior who needs to reassess health insurance choices to make ends meet.

“I want to make sure people can afford to live in our community,” she said.

Among Slossberg’s leadership roles are Senate Chairwoman of the Human Services Committee, focused on improving mental health services, and vice-chairwoman of the Veterans Affair Committee. Veterans have always been a group close to Slossberg’s heart.

“These are the people who answered the call,” and left home and family to protect our freedoms, she said. “We owe everything to them when they come home.”

View the full article here in the New Haven Register!

Candidate Profile: Beverly Streit-Kefalas

JudgeBevTo view the latest “Candidate Profile” on Judge Beverly Streit-Kefalas in the Milford Mirror make sure to click here and read in Judge Beverly’s own words on why she is seeking re-election for the Milford-Orange Probate Court. It is a well written profile and needs to be shared. Beverly is truly one of a kind and her work in the Milford-Orange Probate Court is unparalleled.

While the center focus of the campaigns this year leans to the race for the State Senate and State Representatives etc, we have to remember that the Judge of Probate is an elected office and we need to make sure we give our support to our own Judge Beverly when casting our vote on November 4th.

Some excerpts from Judge Beverly’s candidate profile below;

As you vote on Election Day, I ask for support as your Probate Judge for the Milford-Orange Probate Court. My proven record, experience and commitment to the people I serve in both Milford and Orange can continue for all families in our communities……Community service and volunteerism is a central part of my extra-judicial life and over the years, I have been recognized by the Housatonic Council of Girl Scouts, the Milford Chamber of Commerce and the Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities for service to our communities. Serving as a volunteer and board member of many local organizations such as Bridges, Devon Rotary, United Way and others, I am committed to ensuring that our communities have the support services that we need when we face family loss and crisis.

To view the full profile on Judge Beverly click here to redirect to the Milford Mirror. To view the full slate of Democratic candidates for the 2014 election please check out the “Candidates – 2014” page.

Keep up the great work Judge Beverly. Election Day is on November 4th! See you all there.