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Notes from our January 8th meeting:

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m. by Michael Norman, Co-Chair.


Chairs’ Report

Michael reports that PAC is in need of money. Gloria Brown has resigned as PAC treasurer; Neil Foster will take over the position. Several members of PAC were concerned about how money was spent on advertising for the last legislative races. Michael suggested we follow the potential candidates so we can gather info about them.

Republicans interested in running: Michael Handler, Timothy Herbst, Mark Lauretti (Shelton), Boughton (Danbury), Erin Stewart (New Britain), Peter Lumaj, Eric Mastroianni, Steve Obsitnik, Prasta Srinivasan, Robert Stefanoski, David Stemerman, Peter Thalheim, Joe Visconti, David Walker.

Independent: Oz Grabel.

Democrats: Luke Bronin, Jonathon Harris (exploratory), Joe Ganim (Bridgeport), Dan Drew (Middletown), Mark Stewart, Lee Whitnum, Jacey Wyatt, Susan Bysiewicz, Dita Dhargava, Sean Connelly.

Michael will ask the Legislative Committee to get involved in this as well.

Old Business:

Pat McDonnell plans to arrange a breakfast with Senator Tony Hwang and Reps. Brendan Kupchick, Laura Devlin, and Cristin McCarthy Vahey to discuss retired teachers’ health concerns in addition to other issues.

Next meeting (tentative): Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 9 a.m.

Meeting adjourned at 10 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Marilyn Feranec, Secretary

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Complete list of winners from the Nov 8, 20116 election. Want more info? Click here to view the 2017 legislators guide.


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


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, 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

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