This Friday, September 18th, I will be turning 53 years old!
In the 53 years, I've served our country, raised a family, become a business owner, and served my community in the Connecticut General Assembly. I've also been blessed with great people in my life!
The 50s are a fun age. You have gained a lot of great experience and you are still youthful enough to use it! That's one of the reason's I am excited to get back to the state legislature and work to make Connecticut more affordable!
Those of you who know me well know I love the work. So, here is my birthday wish - help me get back to the statehouse and make a difference!
My campaign decided not to take taxpayer money. So in the spirit of me turning 53, our campaign is seeking to raise $5,300 by this Friday, September 18th. Any contribution amount will help. Click on the link to help our campaign reach its goal.
Connecticut Realtors are committed to making our state a better place to live, work and play. I share their goal, which is why I am so proud to receive the Connecticut REALTORS® endorsement for State Representative. Together we can make sure Connecticut is a safe and affordable place to live for everyone. #Bethel#danbury#Newtown#redding... See MoreSee Less
Today was the first segment of the Newtown Bee’s “Friday Forums” series where my opponent and I had an opportunity to discuss some of the important issues facing our state.
While we agreed that non-profits need help in our state, we couldn’t be further apart on how to rebuild our economy.
We need to realize that taxing and spending our way out of this financial situation is not the answer. We must make difficult decisions to prioritize our spending and look at ways to cut costs. If we want to grow revenue, we must grow our economy.
Also, at the heart of the debate is the fact that he continues to sell himself as a moderate. This is the most disingenuous thing I have heard from a candidate in a while, and that’s saying a lot considering the bitter divisions on the national stage. The truth is he joined the Progressive Caucus in February 2019 and his voting record on tax increases, spending, and municipal mandates confirm he is supporting their agenda. Normally I am not much for labels, but I believe elected officials should be honest.
He also makes claims to be a member of the "Moderate Caucus" which exists in name only and was created by a handful of Democrats in 2015 who were fiscally conservative on the budget. Today, the caucus exists in name only and I would be hard-pressed to believe a progressive could be part of it.
My opponent says I am out of touch with the district and he represents all the people. I say he continues to put his political agenda over the wellbeing of our communities, which means he represents a small group in our community. At least he should tell us the truth. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since our country was attacked on 9/11. Today we should remember the victims of that tragic day and those that rushed in to save them. My prayers are still with their families and the scores of first responders who suffer from that awful day.
I am also reminded that we can rally in the worst of times and overcome anything when we work together. ... See MoreSee Less
It is an honor and privilege to receive the endorsement from the Bethel Police Union. Our local Police officers provide Bethel with so much, including the protection from the worst in our society. My opponent's support of the police accountability bill puts the safety of the community at risk and will result in significant increases in property taxes, making our town less affordable. As a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, the operative word is "representative." As Representatives, we should not put political ideology over the desires of our community. Thank you, Bethel Police Union, for the endorsement!
In the media frenzy over the recent changes in CDC testing recommendations, there is an important point the CDC makes that shouldn't be missed.
If you know you were in close contact with someone with Covid-19 and then you have a Covid test that is negative, you could still have Covid. In this instance, you should take precautions, even after a negative test.
High taxes have driven jobs and people out of Connecticut, leaving working middle class families to pick up the tab. In the session that begins in January, I will focus on making Connecticut affordable by prioritizing what we spend and without raising taxes. I will focus on reducing mandates on schools and municipalities, which will pave the way for property tax reform. I will fight to direct transportation funds where they belong so we can fix our roads without tolls. I am Dan Carter and I ask you to vote for me in this election. ... See MoreSee Less