"Wallingford, East Haven, North Haven and Durham residents deserve to have a Senator who will stand up for them in Hartford," State Senator Len Fasano said.
Fasano announced that he has filed as a candidate for election in the new 34th State Senate district and is seeking re-election to a sixth term in November.
He looks forward to continuing to work with the people of North Haven, East Haven and Wallingford and meeting with residents in the newly added town of Durham. Fasano is excited to work towards securing a better future for all residents and families in this new district.
"We have an opportunity in the 34th district to represent new constituents. Though I am sad to see some households removed from the old 34th district – as a result of mandated redistricting — I look forward to being a new voice for those in the town of Durham,” said Fasano.
“Given the honor and privilege of serving another term I will continue to make sure the 34th senatorial district has a strong presence in Hartford," Fasano added. “I am especially committed to helping those who live on the shoreline rebuild from the devastation created by Tropical Storm Irene.”
Fasano highlight his record and his goals for the 2012 and 2014 term including:
- Voting against the largest tax increase in state history which was passed by a democratic majority without one republican vote. I will continue to vote against unnecessary tax increases;
- Fighting against nearly a billion dollars in spending by the new administration in its first year, I will continue to call for the reduction in the size of state government and fight to control state spending;
- Aiming to help stabilize the business climate in Connecticut, the legislature passed a jobs bill in October 2011 which was a good first step; however the legislation didn't go far enough to help small businesses. I will work to encourage changes to our system that will assist small businesses and provide opportunities to create jobs and grow our economy.
"The jobs bill did expand opportunities for small businesses who hire veterans and those who are unemployed. But there is a lot more we can do. I look forward to making sure our state government is working for the people, not against them.
"I plan to meet with as many residents as possible to hear your concerns and strive to make Connecticut a better place for all of us to work and raise our families."