Meet the Candidates Picnic in Orange, CT

Orange_DTC_Meet_The_CandidatesOur friends at the Orange Democratic Town Committee will be hosting a fun, relaxed event this Thursday night (August 18th, 2016). It is part of their annual “Meet the Candidates Picnic”.

The Picnic will be located at the High Plains Pavilion, Orange Fairgrounds , 525 Orange Center Road, on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.

As Milford and Orange share some legislative seats, this “Meet the Candidates” will feature Milford’s Own State Senator Gayle Slossberg and Candidate for State Representative Ben Gettinger! Sean Ronan, Candidate for State Representative in the 117th, also has areas of Orange within his district.

Organizers for the event that if you require additional information or need to purchase tickets, that you reach out and call Bob at 203-530-7206 or Jody at 203-314-9975.

Slossberg hosts Orange students at capital

Photo credit; Senate Democrats

Photo credit; Senate Democrats

State Senator Gayle Slossberg recently met with 4th grade Peck Place School students from Orange, Connecticut the last week in at the State capital in Hartford. The students got the chance to discuss civic policy and learn about the State government.

“These students are exceptionally bright and it was a treat to respond to their questions about the State Senate,” said Slossberg, “I’m sure they’ll one day be back at the Capitol advocating for the issues that matter most to them”.

To view the formal press release of this visit, please head to Gayle’s official website here. Make sure to sign up for “e-Newsletters” on her website to receive email alerts and news from her office. The sign up is on the front page of her website.

Gayle Slossberg represents the 14th Senatorial District. Her area includes constituents from Milford, Orange and she also represents areas of both West Haven and Woodbridge. To view a complete map of her district, please click here.

James Maroney Endorsed by the Connecticut Education Association

JamesMaroneyJames Maroney, State Representative for the 119th (Milford, Orange), announced this morning that he has received the endorsement from the Connecticut Education Association for his re-election efforts.

The Connecticut Education Association is an organization comprising of over 43,000 members that consist of current, former and future teachers in the State of Connecticut. In a statement delivered to Representative Maroney the President of the CEA, Sheila Cohen, said that the CEA has designated Maroney as a “CEA Friend of Education” and that the organization has given their endorsement for Maroney’s re-election in the 119th House District. Cohen went onto praise Maroney’s commitment to education in the General Assembly and being in advocate for teachers and students.

In a press release that was posted on the Milford Patch Maroney said that he was “thrilled” to have received the endorsement from the CEA and pledged to continue working on behalf of public education. To have a strong, thriving educational system Maroney said “is essential to full and complete economic recovery”, believing that the foundation set by the educators will “lay the groundwork for the future success of our children”.

James Maroney has been serving as State Representative of the 119th since 2013 and previously served on the Milford Board of Education from the 1st District as Majority Leader. Maroney is the owner and director of “First College Choice Placement” where students are prepped and tutored on the SAT and ACT tests. Maroney has an office in downtown Milford but recently First College Choice has opened up locations in Norwalk, Monroe and Wallingford. First College Choice Placement also partnered up with All-Star Driver last fall in an article covered by the Connecticut Post.

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Keep up the great work, James!