Tag: Ryan Rogers

Meet the Candidates: 81st House District

We asked Southington’s Connecticut General Assembly candidates the following questions: 1) What should the General Assembly do over the next two years to help the state’s economy? 2) Other than the economy, what are the top issues the General Assembly…

Editorial: 2018 candidates take note

With our local candidates getting their exercise by walking in the parades of assorted festivals in the area, and with the campaign rhetoric heating up, we are reminded that Election Day is coming fast upon us. Every year, The Observer…

Candidates lining up for November ballot

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Southington’s Democratic and Republican Town Committee chairs are gearing up for a full slate of candidates to run in the general election. Several new names have entered in pursuit of representing Southington districts in the…

Candidate Profile: Ryan Rogers, 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 Ryan Rogers, the Democrat challenger for Connecticut’s 16th senatorial district: Question…

Commentary: Candidate is worried about partisan politics

“Questions About Consultant Unleash Bitter Acrimony Between Senate Democrats, Republicans.”  That was the headline in a Hartford Courant article about Senate Republicans’ use of information collected with taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes. While the Republicans’ actions raise some serious concerns…

Commentary: The grandstanding has to stop

These days, some politicians have found that taking extreme stances in front of the largest possible audience—grandstanding if you will—can lead to higher poll numbers and support. Even in the midst of serious issues demanding their attention, like fiscal crises…