✅ Relieving taxpayers with a historic $650 million tax cut
Now, as Governor, he’s rolling out the welcome mat for more families and even more businesses to call Connecticut home — with lower taxes, more job opportunities, stronger schools, historic budget surpluses, and a pandemic recovery that is unmatched nationally.
Ned brings his business experience to work every day as Governor, constantly finding more ways for the state to attract new innovative companies and spur more job creation.
Ever since he started his career, Governor Lamont has focused on giving back to those in need. He ran a local newspaper, served in local office, volunteered as a high school teacher in Bridgeport, stood up for his convictions as a U.S. Senate candidate against Joe Lieberman and the war in Iraq in 2006, and served on the boards of Mercy Corps and the Conservation Services Group.
Ned has fought for Connecticut values, and he’s delivered meaningful results.
Susan’s top priority is growing good-paying jobs and investing in education and job training. As the Chair of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. Also, she has fought for pay-equity, reproductive freedoms, and gender equality.
Susan was a leading voice for Connecticut residents and small businesses while she served as Secretary of the State from 1999 to 2011. As Secretary of the State, she helped thousands of businesses grow, registered thousands of voters, cut bureaucratic red tape, honored veterans, and fought to keep elections fair.
As a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, representing the towns of Middletown, Middlefield, and Durham, Bysiewicz wrote legislation to ban dangerous “drive-through” mastectomies and ensure that women being treated for breast cancer had proper care. She wrote the law to ban lobbyists from giving gifts to legislators.
As a business lawyer and a job creator, she has helped over sixty companies access millions of dollars in capital, expand their businesses, and create thousands of jobs in Connecticut.
Susan was raised as the proud granddaughter of immigrants who came to Connecticut from Poland and Greece with nothing but hopes for a better future. After many years of factory work, they saved enough to buy a farm in Middletown that became Bysiewicz’s childhood home. Growing up and working on the farm, she and her siblings learned the values of hard work, education, and persistence.
A graduate of Middletown High School, Yale University and Duke Law School, Susan is the author of Ella: A Biography of Ella Grasso, Connecticut’s 83rd governor.
Bysiewicz and her husband David Donaldson reside in Middletown.
Fighting for CT Values
As Connecticut’s Senator since 2010, he has taken on the pharmaceutical companies to champion legislation capping the total cost any senior citizen has to pay for prescription drugs, and finally forcing drug companies to negotiate lower prescription prices with Medicare.
Senator Blumenthal has fought the big oil companies. He has pushed to end the billions of dollars they receive in windfall profits and tax giveaways. And as gas prices rose in the last year, he took on President Biden, personally urging him to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which the President then did. Senator Blumenthal has also led the fight to hold big oil companies accountable for their profiteering. Now gas prices are going down.
Senator Blumenthal is a relentless champion for women, repeatedly fighting for the right of women, not government, to make their own health care decisions. Anticipating the disastrous Supreme Court decision overturning Roe, he introduced the Women’s Health Protection Act — to make Roe the law of the land. He will continue to lead the fight against Republican attempts to pass a nationwide abortion ban.
Stephanie is running for Secretary of the State because she believes that we are at an inflection point and a change in direction is needed. To renew trust in our political process and our elections, Stephanie believes that the next Secretary must redefine the role to include a focus on civic education and engagement for children and adults, prioritize outreach to the community and the professionals who run our elections, and work with the executive and legislative branches to match resources to our value that voting is our most fundamental right. Stephanie believes that she has the experience, work ethic, and passion necessary to create a path to a less divisive and more democratic future.
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As State Comptroller, Sean will:
• Make sure we continue our fiscal turnaround by passing balanced budgets, paying down our debt and building up our budget reserves
• Protect taxpayer dollars by scrutinizing our state budget to realize savings and government efficiencies
• Stand up to special interests and lead the fight to lower health insurance and prescription drug costs
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John started in public service as a history teacher in East Hartford, before being elected to the school board, and subsequently serving on the Town Council. He was then elected to the Connecticut State Senate, where he led the passage of both the first state Family and Medical Leave law in the country, and the first state law codifying the right to an abortion.
Now, as U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s First Congressional District, John continues to fight for families like his own growing up – families who are doing their best to make ends meet and ensure their kids can have a better life. Most recently, John led the fight to bring down costs and fight inflation by capping out of pocket drug costs for seniors, strengthening American manufacturing with provisions requiring key industries MAKE IT IN AMERICA, and lowering health insurance premiums for families, saving the average Connecticut resident on the health care exchange more than $1,600!
As Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, John is Congress’ #1 champion for the program. His landmark legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act - A Sacred Trust, would expand benefits, fix the COLA to reflect the true needs of seniors, and ensure no one who pays into the system retires into poverty. Additionally, this bill repeals harmful provisions that cut benefits for public servants and strengthens the Trust Fund by ensuring those making more than $400,000 pay into the system like everyone else. Republicans are once again telegraphing their plans to go after Social Security - whether it’s Rick Scott’s plan to end Social Security after five years or the Republican Study Committee plan to raise the retirement age. That won’t happen on John’s watch.
Now Joe is the chairman of the influential Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee which oversees all submarine and ship construction programs—and the first Connecticut official to serve at this capacity since 1848 and a critical post for a region like ours.
Joe’s work, however, goes well beyond submarines. He’s been a leader in reducing the cost of college education, expanding vocational education programs to support our manufacturing sector, bolstering our region’s farmers, and supporting our veterans. A longtime advocate for improving access to affordable health care, he’s worked to lower the cost of healthcare by helping to pass legislation eliminating surprise medical bills, and has enhanced access to opioid and mental health treatment with federal appropriations for our region’s hospitals and clinical services.
The title Joe holds most dear, however, is that of husband to his wife, Audrey, a pediatric nurse practitioner, and father to his children, Robert and Elizabeth. When he’s not traveling across eastern Connecticut or golfing, Joe can most often be found at home with his family, reading or watching the UConn Huskies and the Boston Red Sox.
The tax burden on Connecticut families is too high.
It’s time for corporations and the wealthiest to pay their fair share: that means a minimum tax on any corporation that turns a profit, a wealth tax on billionaires, and raising taxes on any American company that moves jobs overseas.
PUTTING MONEY BACK IN OUR POCKETS
Rosa DeLauro wrote the Child Tax Credit Law, the largest ever single-year tax cut for families with children, to help folks deal with the high cost of raising kids. She also passed the new law that cut the cost of health care premiums, prescription drugs and energy.
ENDING CORPORATE PRICE GOUGING
Corporations are keeping prices artificially high—forcing families to deal with increased costs while making record profits. Rosa DeLauro voted to pass the first-ever federal law against corporate price gouging which would stop the exploitation of the middle class by corporations.
KEEPING AMERICAN JOBS IN CONNECTICUT
When there was talk of outsourcing the building of the presidential helicopters, Rosa DeLauro stopped it cold. She made sure that those helicopters were built by our hard-working neighbors at Sikorsky. She followed that with funding for CH-53, Combat Rescue and Blackhawk helicopters, helping to protect and create more good paying jobs.
In Congress, Rosa DeLauro has:
- Stopped the outsourcing of jobs through unfair trade deals
- Worked to give local police the resources to hire more officers and keep us safe
- Secured millions to address the baby formula shortage and is holding people accountable so this never happens again
- Pushed presidential administrations to negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare
- Provided critical aid for shuttered venues, small businesses that lost revenue and child care centers at risk of closing
• Delivered local infrastructure funding, created jobs, and improved Connecticut’s economy
• Created jobs by ensuring small businesses have access to critical resources for growth
• Lowered the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices
• Made the largest investment ever to fight climate change
• Expanded healthcare eligibility for veterans exposed to toxins
• Supports universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons to make our communities safer
• Works tirelessly to protect a woman’s right to choose and stands firmly against the Republican plan to ban abortion nationwide.
Congresswoman Hayes currently sits on the full House committees of Education and Labor, and Agriculture. Her areas of legislative focus are equitable access to quality education, affordable health care for everyone, food security, labor, agriculture, and the environment. She has been a fierce advocate of immigration reform, improving access to quality education, protecting reproductive health care rights, expanding workforce development programs, transportation & infrastructure improvements, and working in a bipartisan way to bring positive change to the lives of every person in our community.
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