Cost of Living – We need to find places where we can cut taxes. Connecticut has the largest taxpayer burden in the nation. Our elected officials are spending money we don’t have and putting tremendous strain on the next generation. We as residents pay higher tax rates than the residents of 48 other states, yet 42% of the kids in our state live in poverty. With the increasing cost of living, we need to get our fiscal house in order, prioritize the spending that matters, and make Connecticut more affordable, now more than ever.
If elected, I will stand for fiscal policies that reduce the financial burden on Connecticut citizens.
Public Safety – In 2020, the legislature voted on the Police Accountability Bill which, among other things, took away qualified immunity from police officers. Qualified immunity is what protects police officers from frivolous lawsuits when they need to make split second, life and death decisions. When you take that protection away, you get passive policing. Criminals know this and are becoming increasingly brazen.
This poorly thought-out policy has mostly resulted in petty crime. In both Manchester and Glastonbury, as well as many other CT towns, there has been a rash of catalytic converter thefts. This is an inconvenient and expensive problem.
Of even greater concern is that violent crime is on the rise. Recently Manchester experienced a customer shot at a gas station and stabbings at an apartment complex.
If elected, I will work tirelessly to reform these policies and work toward a safer Connecticut.
Parental Rights – When it comes to children, parents should be empowered. Connecticut’s laws should reinforce parents’ fundamental rights to make decisions with regards to their child’s upbringing and care. There is no one better to determine what is best for children than their parents. Too many bureaucrats and politicians have stopped listening to parents.
If elected, I will actively seek out parents and listen to their concerns. I will be their voice in Hartford.