ARTC PAC Posted on October 24, 2014By Kristin Kristin ARTC PAC sponsored a very successful “Meet and Greet” in January, 2017. Members of the ARTC Executive Board and the ARTC Legislative Committee met with about a dozen legislators new to the Capitol. It was an informal session, but everyone seemed pleased with the results. The legislators left the room at LOB with new knowledge about retired teachers’concerns. Click here for photos of the event. Our last two PAC meetings centered on a fund-raising letter that will go out to our members. We are paying for special publicity to appear in the Connecicut News Junkie and Capitol Report. The funds we receive also allow us to meet with legislators and convince them to protect and improve our benefits. Donations received also help pay for the team of lobbyists who keep us informed of special interest groups whose aim is to cut our existing benefits. We are looking for more members to add to our committee. 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Senate Candidate Name Party Affiliation District # Hometown Other Towns Represented Seat Previously Held By John Fonfara Democrat 1 Hartford Wethersfield Incumbent Eric Coleman Democrat 2 Bloomfield Hartford, Windsor Incumbent Timothy Larson Democrat 3 East Hartford East Windsor, Ellington, South Windsor Incumbent Steve Cassano Democrat 4 Manchester Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury Incumbent Beth Bye Democrat 5 West Hartford Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington Incumbent Terry Gerratana Democrat 6 New Britain Berlin, Farmington Incumbent John Kissel Republican 7 Enfield East Granby, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, Windsor Locks Incumbent Kevin Witkos Republican 8 Canton Avon, Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury, Torrington Incumbent Paul Doyle Democrat 9 Wethersfield Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill Incumbent Gary Winfield Democrat 10 New Haven West Haven Incumbent Martin Looney Democrat 11 New Haven Hamden, North Haven Incumbent Edward Kennedy, Jr. Democrat 12 Branford Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford Incumbent Len Suzio Republican 13 Meriden Cheshire, Middlefield, Middletown Dante Bartolomeo (D) Gayle Slossberg Democrat 14 Milford Orange, West Haven, Woodbridge Incumbent Joan Hartley Democrat 15 Waterbury Middlebury, Naugatuck Incumbent Joe Markley Republican 16 Plantsville Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Waterbury, Wolcott Incumbent George Logan Republican 17 Ansonsia Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck Joe Crisco (D) Heather Somers Republican 18 Groton Griswold, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, Voluntown Andrew Maynard (D) Catherine Osten Democrat 19 Baltic Columbia, Franklin, Hebron, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Marlborough, Montville, Norwich, Sprague Incumbent Paul Formica Republican 20 Niantic Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Salem, Waterford Incumbent Kevin Kelly Republican 21 Stratford Monroe, Seymour, Shelton Incumbent Marilyn Moore Democrat 22 Bridgeport Monroe, Trumbull Incumbent Ed Gomes Democrat 23 Bridgeport Stratford Incumbent Michael McLachlan Republican 24 Danbury Bethel, New Fairfield, Sherman Incumbent Bob Duff Democrat 25 Norwalk Darien Incumbent Toni Boucher Republican 26 Wilton Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westpor Incumbent Carlo Leone Democrat 27 Stamford Darien Incumbent Tony Hwang Republican 28 Fairfield Easton, Newtown, Weston, Westport Incumbent Mae Flexer Democrat 29 Danielson Brooklyn, Canterbury, Killingly, Mansfield, Putnam, Scotland, Thompson, Windham Incumbent Craig Miner Republican 30 Litchfield Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Winchester Clark Chapin (R) Henri Martin Republican 31 Bristol Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, Thomaston Incumbent Robert Kane Republican 32 Watertown Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Washington, Woodbury Incumbent Art Linares Republican 33 Westbrook Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland Incumbent Len Fasano Republican 34 North Haven Durham, East Haven, Wallingford Incumbent Tony Guglielmo Republican 35 Stafford Springs Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Ellington, Hampton, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington, Woodstock Incumbent L. Scott Frantz Republican 36 Riverside Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford Incumbent Republicans 18 Democrats 18 House Candidate Name Party Affiliation District # Hometown Other Towns Represented Seat Previously Held By Matthew Ritter Democrat 1 Hartford Incumbent William Duff Republican 2 Bethel Danbury, Newtown, Redding Dan Carter (R) Minnie Gonzalez Democrat 3 Hartford Incumbent Angel Arce Democrat 4 Hartford Incumbent Brandon McGee Democrat 5 Hartford Windsor Incumbent Edwin Vargas Democrat 6 Hartford Incumbent Douglas McCrory Democrat 7 Hartford Incumbent Tim Ackert Republican 8 Coventry Columbia, Tolland, Vernon Incumbent Jason Rojas Democrat 9 East Hartford Manchester Incumbent Henry Genga Democrat 10 East Hartford Incumbent Jeff Currey Democrat 11 East Hartford Manchester, South Windsor Incumbent Kelly Luxenberg Democrat 12 Manchester Incumbent Mark Tweedie Republican 13 Manchester Glastonbury Incumbent Tom Delnicki Republican 14 South Windsor William Aman (R) David Baram Democrat 15 Bloomfield Windsor Incumbent John Hampton Democrat 16 Weatogue Simsbury Incumbent Timothy LeGeyt Republican 17 Canton Avon Incumbent Andrew Fleischmann Democrat 18 West Hartford Incumbent Derek Slap Democrat 19 West Hartford Avon, Farmington Brian Becker (D) Joe Verrengia Democrat 20 West Hartford Incumbent Mike Demicco Democrat 21 Farmington Incumbent William Petit Republican 22 Plainville New Britain Betty Boukus (R) Devin Carney Republican 23 Old Saybrook Lyme, Old Lyme, Westbrook Incumbent Rick Lopes Democrat 24 New Britain Newington Incumbent Bobby Sanchez Democrat 25 New Britain Incumbent Peter Tercyak Democrat 26 New Britain Incumbent Gary Byron Republican 27 Newington Incumbent Russell Morin Democrat 28 Wethersfield Incumbent Tony Guerrera Democrat 29 Rocky Hill Newington, Wethersfield Incumbent Joe Aresimowicz Democrat 30 Berlin Southington Incumbent Prasad Srinivasan Republican 31 Glastonbury Incumbent Christie Carpino Republican 32 Cromwell Portland Incumbent Joseph Serra Democrat 33 Middletown Incumbent Melissa Ziobron Republican 34 East Haddam Colchester, East Hampton Incumbent Jesse MacLachlan Republican 35 Westbrook Clinton, Killingworth Incumbent Robert Siegrist Republican 36 Higganum Chester, Deep River, Essex, Haddam Philip Miller (D) Holly Cheeseman Republican 37 Niantic East Lyme, Salem Ed Jutila (D) Kathleen McCarty Republican 38 Waterford Montville Incumbent Chris Soto Democrat 39 New London Ernest Hewett (D) Christine Conley Democrat 40 Groton Ledyard John Scott (R) Joe de la Cruz Democrat 41 Groton New London Aundre Bumgardner (R) Mike France Republican 42 Gales Ferry Ledyard, Montville, Preston Incumbent Diana Urban Democrat 43 North Stonington Stonington Incumbent Anne Dauphinais Republican 44 Danielson Killingly, Plainfield Christine Randall (D) Kevin Skulczyck Republican 45 Griswold Lisbon, Plainfield, Sterling, Voluntown Paul Brycki (D) Emmett Riley Democrat 46 Norwich Incumbent Doug Dubitsky Republican 47 Chaplin Canterbury, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Lisbon, Norwich, Scotland, Sprague Incumbent Linda Orange Democrat 48 Colchester Lebanon, Mansfield, Windham Incumbent Susan Johnson Democrat 49 Willimantic Windham Incumbent Patrick Boyd Democrat 50 Pomfret Brooklyn, Eastford, Union, Woodstock Mike Alberts (D) Daniel Rovero Democrat 51 Dayville Killingly, Putnam, Thomspon Incumbent Kurt Vail Republican 52 Stafford Somers Incumbent Sam Belsito Republican 53 Tolland Ashford, Willington Incumbent Greg Haddad Democrat 54 Mansfield Incumbent Robin Green Republican 55 Marlborough Andover, Bolton, Hebron Gayle Mulligan (R) Michael Winkler Democrat 56 Vernon Claire Janowski (D) Christopher Davis Republican 57 Ellington East Windsor Incumbent Greg Stokes Republican 58 Enfield David Alexander (D) Carol Hall Republican 59 Enfield East Windsor David Kiner (D) Scott Storms Republican 60 Windsor Windsor Locks Peggy Sayers (D) Tami Zawistowski Republican 61 East Granby Suffield, Windsor Incumbent Bill Simanski Republican 62 Granby Barkhamsted, Hartland, New Hartford Incumbent Jay Case Republican 63 Winsted Colebrook, Goshen, Torrington, Winchester Incumbent Brian Ohler Republican 64 Canaan Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Sharon, Torrington Roberta Willis (D) Michelle Cook Democrat 65 Torrington Incumbent David Wilson Republican 66 Litchfield Bethlehem, Morris, Warren, Woodbury Craig Miner (R) William Buckbee Republican 67 New Milford Cecilia Buck-Taylor (R) Eric Berthel Republican 68 Watertown Woodbury Incumbent Arthur O’Neill Republican 69 Southbury Bridgewater, Roxbury, Washington Incumbent Rosa Rebimbas Republican 70 Naugatuck Incumbent Anthony D’Amelio Republican 71 Waterbury Middlebury Incumbent Larry Butler Democrat 72 Waterbury Incumbent Jeffrey Berger Democrat 73 Waterbury Incumbent Stephanie Cummings Republican 74 Waterbury Selim Noujaim (R) Geraldo Reyes Democrat 75 Waterbury Incumbent John Piscopo Republican 76 Thomaston Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield Incumbent Cara Christine Pavalock Republican 77 Bristol Incumbent Whit Betts Republican 78 Bristol Plymouth Incumbent Christopher Ziogas Democrat 79 Bristol Frank Nicastro (D) Rob Sampson Republican 80 Wolcott Southington Incumbent John Fusco Republican 81 Southington David Zoni Buddy Altobello Democrat 82 Meriden Middlefield Incumbent Catherine Abercrombie Democrat 83 Meriden Berlin Incumbent Hilda Santiago Democrat 84 Meriden Incumbent Mary Mushinsky Democrat 85 Wallingford Incumbent Vincent Candelora Republican 86 North Branford Durham, Guilford, Wallingford Incumbent David Yaccarino Republican 87 North Haven Incumbent Joshua Elliott Democrat 88 Hamden Brendan Sharkey (D) Lezlye Zupkus Republican 89 Prospect Bethany, Cheshire Incumbent Craign Fishbein Republican 90 Wallingford Mary Fritz (D) Michael D’Agostino Democrat 91 Hamden Incumbent Patricia Dillon Democrat 92 New Haven Incumbent Toni Walker Democrat 93 New Haven Incumbent Robyn Porter Democrat 94 New Haven Hamden Incumbent Juan Candelaria Democrat 95 New Haven Incumbent Roland Lemar Democrat 96 New Haven East Haven Incumbent Alphonse Paolillo Democrat 97 New Haven Robert Megna (D) Sean Scanlon Democrat 98 Guilford Branford Incumbent James Albis Democrat 99 East Haven Incumbent Matthew Lesser Democrat 100 Middletown Incumbent Noreen Kokoruda Republican 101 Madison Durham Incumbent Lonnie Reed Democrat 102 Branford Incumbent Liz Linehan Democrat 103 Cheshire Southington, Wallingford Al Adinolfi (R) Linda Gentile Democrat 104 Ansonia Derby Incumbent Nicole Klarides Ditria Republican 105 Seymour Beacon Falls, Derby Theresa Conroy (D) Mitch Bolinsky Republican 106 Newtown Incumbent Stephen Harding Republican 107 Brookfield Bethel, Danbury Incumbent Richard Smith Republican 108 New Fairfield Danbury, New Milford, Sherman Incumbent David Arconti Democrat 109 Danbury Incumbent Bob Godfrey Democrat 110 Danbury Incumbent John Frey Republican 111 Ridgefield Incumbent J.P. Sredzinski Republican 112 Monroe Newtown Incumbent Jason Perillo Republican 113 Shelton Incumbent Themis Klarides Republican 114 Derby Orange, Woodbridge Incumbent Stephen Dargan Democrat 115 West Haven Incumbent Michael DiMassa Democrat 116 West Haven New Haven Louis Esposito (D) Charles Ferraro Republican 117 West Haven Milford, Orange Incumbent Kim Rose Democrat 118 Milford Incumbent Pam Staneski Republican 119 Milford Orange Incumbent Laura Hoydick Republican 120 Stratford Incumbent Joseph Gresko Democrat 121 Stratford Incumbent Ben McGorty Republican 122 Shelton Stratford, Trumbull Incumbent David Rutigliano Republican 123 Trumbull Incumbent Andre Baker Democrat 124 Bridgeport Incumbent Tom O’Dea Republican 125 New Canaan Wilton Incumbent Charlie Stallworth Democrat 126 Bridgeport Incumbent Jack Hennessy Democrat 127 Bridgeport Incumbent Christopher Rosario Democrat 128 Bridgeport Incumbent Steven Stafstrom Democrat 129 Bridgeport Incumbent Ezequiel Santiago Democrat 130 Bridgeport Incumbent David Labriola Republican 131 Oxford Naugatuck, Soutbury Incumbent Brenda Kupchick Republican 132 Fairfield Incumbent Cristin McCarthy Vahey Democrat 133 Fairfield Incumbent Laura Devlin Republican 134 Fairfield Trumbull Incumbent Adam Dunsby Republican 135 Weston Easton, Redding John Shaban (R) Jonathan Steinberg Democrat 136 Westport Incumbent Chris Perone Democrat 137 Norwalk Incumbent Michael Ferguson Republican 138 Danbury New Fairfield, Ridgefield Janice Giegler (R) Kevin Ryan Democrat 139 Oakdale Bozrah, Montville, Norwich Incumbent Bruce Morris Democrat 140 Norwalk Incumbent Terrie Wood Republican 141 Darien Norwalk Incumbent Fred Wilms Republican 142 Norwalk New Canaan Incumbent Gail Lavielle Republican 143 Wilton Norwalk, Westport Incumbent Caroline Simmons Democrat 144 Stamford Incumbent Patricia Billie Miller Democrat 145 Stamford Incumbent Terry Adams Democrat 146 Stamford Incumbent William Tong Democrat 147 Stamford Darien Incumbent Daniel Fox Democrat 148 Stamford Incumbent Livy Floren Republican 149 Greenwich Stamford Incumbent Mike Bocchino Republican 150 Greenwich Incumbent Fred Camillo Republican 151 Old Greenwich Greenwich Incumbent Republicans 72 Democrats 79 Support ARTC-PAC ARTC PAC though apart of ARTC must remain separate from ARTC. This committee endorses candidates on the state level, raises and spends money in support of our candidates. ARTC cannot spend money on candidates or politics, but must endorse candidates chosen by PAC. Last year PAC started a program “Take a Legislator to breakfast or lunch.” PAC would reimburse your expenses. Call or e-mail Michael Norman, PAC Chair, email@example.com or 860-508-2742. Since we spend lots of money on candidates and political issues that affect retired teachers, we need to continually raise money. One plan we are working on to raise money is a raffle for a two night stay at Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods. When we have all the details worked out we will get the information to our membership. PAC is always looking for additional members. We meet at 9:30a.m., the second Monday of each month. Join this fun and rewarding committee. Call or e-mail me, Michael Norman Short on time? Then consider donating. Use the button to below to donate with Paypal or your credit card. 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