Tag: Republican

Candidate Profile: Rob Sampson, House of Representatives, 80th district

We reached out to the local candidates for the state senate and state house races via our editorial page and asked them three questions. Here are the answers for Rob Sampson, the Republican incumbent, running unopposed for Connecticut’s 80th House…

Candidate profile: Joe Markley, 16th senate district

We reached out to the local candidates for the state senate and state house races via our editorial page and asked them three questions. Here are the answers for Joe Markley, the Republican incumbent for Connecticut’s 16th senatorial district: Question…

Candidate Profile: John Fusco, House of Representatives, 81st district

We reached out to the local candidates for the state senate and state house races via our editorial page and asked them three questions. Here are the answers for John Fusco, the Republican challenger for Connecticut’s 81st House district: Question…

Republicans, Democrats announce November candidates

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The race has begun for Town Council, boards and commissions elections, with candidates announced by both parties. Republican town councilors Michael Riccio, Chairman, Cheryl Louns-bury, Vice Chairperson, Victoria Triano, Tom Lombardi, and Paul Champagne will seek re-election,…

Sampson opposes House budget

HARTFORD – State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott) cast his vote against a state budget, citing increases to state spending, unfair and unnecessarily raises taxes on the middle class. Debate on the budget, which was the result of negotiations between…

Senator Blumenthal talks partisan gridlock

By Ed Harris Editor Senator Richard Blumenthal discussed the sequester and partisan gridlock, amongst other topics, during an appearance at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Blumenthal argued that there are cuts that are needed, but argued that…