The following is a press release from the office of state Rep. James Albis.
Rep. James Albis (D-East Haven) has received the Democratic nomination to
run for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives for the 99th District
before a crowd of family, friends, and supporters at the East Haven Senior Center.
“It has been an honor to serve the hard-working people of the town of East Haven,” Albis said. “Whether it be fighting for more pre-school spots for East Haven students or raising the minimum wage for hard-working families, I am proud of my record. But there is still much to be done to bring East Haven and our state where they need to be.”
Rich DePalma, chairman of the East Haven Democratic Town Committee, praised Albis for his ability to work across the aisle. “James is the right choice for the taxpayers of East Haven. He has the respect of his fellow legislators in Hartford and the residents of East Haven, whether they are Democrats or Republicans. He will continue to fight for the taxpayers to secure grants and funds to help our residents during the budget process and times of crisis. I am proud to endorse and support James.”
“It takes countless hours to represent East Haven in Hartford and James never misses an opportunity to use his position to make East Haven a better place to live,” said Ed Sabatino, vice chairman of the DTC. “From our students to our seniors, his loyalty to this town, its people and his party has been unwavering.”
Albis cited other legislative accomplishments, which include passing condominium law reforms to protect condo owners, spearheading the effort to promote coastal and climate resiliency as chairman of the Speaker’s Task Force on Shoreline Preservation, and winning the 2013 AARP Legislator of the Year award for his advocacy for senior citizens.
“Despite the gains we have made here in East Haven and statewide, we still have a lot of work to do,” Albis noted. “Ensuring that those who are unemployed have access to job training programs to get them back to work, and improving health care delivery are two major areas that we can improve upon in our community.”
Michael Riolino, Town Councilman and president of the East Haven Historical Society nominated Albis, followed by a second from Patrick Madley, a college student who served as student representative to the Board of Education while at East Haven High School.