Area Republicans unanimously endorsed Bill Simanski as their candidate for the 62nd District House Seat on May 16.
“It is an honor run for a fifth term as your state representative,” Simanski said during the party convention held at the Granby Police Department Community room. “I want to continue helping Connecticut build a future that people here can afford and make them want to stay.”
“People I spoke to in the district were opposed to the Governor’s proposed taxes on tires, their cell phones, trips to local restaurants, or controversial plans to increase revenue through expansion of gambling and taxing road use by installing tolls throughout Connecticut’s highway system.”
“We have to move Connecticut in a different direction by decreasing spending and borrowing. I’m proud to have forced Democrats to the negotiating table during the last two legislative sessions resulting in compromise budgets that incorporated many Republican ideas—budgets that included spending, revenue and volatility caps while also phasing in tax exemptions for pension and social security benefits.
“As a former First Selectman I know the importance of relationships between the state and towns. As an Assistant Republican Leader and Ranking member of the Banking committee, I have the ability to influence legislation beneficial to our towns. Serving on the Education and Planning and Development committees allows me to further advocate for Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) money while opposing additional mandates that cost our towns money and resources.
“Legislative service has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I thank all the constituents of the 62nd District for their questions, comments and interactions over the past 8 years. Their participation and support has been and remains critical to my successfully representing them in Hartford.”
Simanski will face another Granby resident, Amanda Webster, the Democrat nominee in November.—from a press release