On Wednesday Night May 16, 2018, State Representative Tim Ackert was unanimously nominated for a 5th term to serve the 8th District.
Ackert unanimously wins the nomination for the 8th District House seat for the seventh consecutive time. Rep. Tim Ackert seeks his fifth term serving the towns of Columbia, Coventry, Tolland and Vernon. Rep. Ackert was pleased to receive the nomination and thanked the delegates and friends in attendance for the vote of confidence for his candidacy.
Collen Yudichak, Tolland’s Board of Education Chair, nominated Tim Ackert and commented on how Tim is a strong advocate for education and has been very supportive of Tolland. “I see Tim in Tolland often and he is a very approachable representative listening and acting on the concerns of our District” said Colleen.
Julie Blanchard, Coventry Town Council Secretary and Past Chair, seconded the nomination. “Tim has been an advocate for Coventry and the 8th district long before he ever became a legislator. This is Tim’s seventh unanimous endorsement and he is well deserving of being re-elected as our representative. We need to send him back to Hartford and elect more legislators like Tim,” said Julie.
“I am humbled by the support of these to local leaders and all that have endorsed me to serve the 8th district again,” said Ackert
It has been a true honor to serve towns of the 8th district and I treat it like a job, the job of helping my neighbors and serving at the Capitol developing legislation. When the need arises, I have fought for issues that affect the 8th District like education and municipal funding for the towns and helping families with crumbling foundations to name a couple. But it is the call I get to help an individual through a tough time that makes this job truly gratifying.
Tim is proud of the leadership opportunities he has been given over his four terms. In just his second term he was appointed as Ranking member for the Education Committee and in his third and fourth term he served as Ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee.
“I was honored to be elected in 2010 for my first term and I have never taken my job lightly and I will work just as hard if given the opportunity to serve my fifth term,” said Ackert.
Rep. Tim Ackert
67 Deer Hill Lane
Coventry, CT 06238
Dear Rep. Ackert:
On behalf of Connecticut REALTORS, we’re pleased to relay our Association has voted to endorse your candidacy for reelection to State House District 8.
We carefully evaluate candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut. Real estate is essential to economic recovery and stability in the state and the nation, and helps to build communities.
Thank you for your commitment to serve, and we wish you all the best in the election.
Michael O. Feldman James Heckman, Esq.
President, Connecticut REALTORS® General Counsel
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It's 5 Sessions and Counting for Ackert's Perfect Voting Attendance Record
The latest House Clerk's report shows the state representative did not miss a vote in 2016.
By Chris Dehnel (Patch Staff) - July 28, 2016 11:53 am ET
VERNON, CT - State Rep. Timothy Ackert, R-Coventry, logged a 100 percent voting record during the 2016 legislative session, according to documents released by the state House Clerk’s office this week. Ackert's 8th District includes Columbia and Coventry and parts of Vernon and Tolland.Ackert was one of 49 members of the 151-member state House of Representatives to record a 100-percent voting record, according to the documents. This is the fifth consecutive year Rep. Ackert received a 100 percent voting record according to the House Clerk’s office. Ackert is the ranking member of the legislature’s Energy and Technology committee. He also serves on the Higher Education and Education committees.“I am dedicated to being the people’s voice for the 8th General Assembly District in Hartford,” said Ackert, who owns a Coventry-based electrical contracting firm. “Missing a session day is not acceptable for my constituents. Their concerns need to be addressed, and their questions need to be answered. I will continue to be accessible and a proactive state representative for all.”
(Coventry, CT May 16, 2016) State Representative Tim Ackert received the unanimous endorsement from the Republican Party for the 8th Assembly District which includes Columbia, Coventry, Tolland and Vernon. Matt O’Brien Jr., of Coventry, endorsed Tim Ackert stating, "Tim has done an excellent job representing the towns of Coventry, Vernon, Columbia and Tolland as our state representative for the past 3 terms. Tim is a Veteran, a Small Business Owner and loving family man. He has dedicated many, many hours to serving all of our communities. He works tirelessly to help all of his constituents that request it and makes certain that their concerns are heard and that help is offered or answers are provided. Beyond his work as a state representative Tim continues to volunteer with many organizations in our community.
State representative is supposed to be a part time job and commitment but Tim has gone way above and beyond that which is required of him. He takes this duty and his responsibilities very seriously. I know that he spends 7 days a week doing his best to represent us and intervene on our behalf whenever he can. Tim Ackert is a fighter and he stands up for us and our interests at the State Capital, even when that may not be easy or popular.
Let’s thank Tim Ackert for all of his hard work, dedication and effectiveness and send him back to the capital for another term where he will continue to fight for us.”
Tim’s endorsement was seconded by: Laura Bush of Vernon, Laura complemented Tim on his consistent support for students and Teachers in Connecticut. “Tim has been a politician we can be proud of. He answers your calls and responds with knowledgeable answers. If he doesn’t have the answer Tim knows who to turn to because of his experience as serving as our representative. As a teacher I can’t thank Tim enough for his work in the Education Committee on behalf of all teachers and the children of Connecticut.”
Tim Ackert graciously accepted the Republican Party endorsement for the 8th District and made the following comments. “It is my distinct honor to receive the endorsement again this year. Having served three terms has given me the opportunity to build relationship in both parties, with the State Senate and the Governor’s Office. Having built these relationships helps me get what I and others believe to be in the best interests of the people in the 8th district.” In the past Tim has served on committees in Public Health and Human Services. He currently serves on Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement along with Energy and Technology. Because of his leadership skills he has served as the Ranking Member of the Education Committee and currently serves as the ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee. “If re-elected, I will continue to work on behalf of our children and families in Connecticut, improve the business climate and make Connecticut a better state to retire in, Tim stated.”k to add text, images, and other content
Tim Ackert Announces His Reelection Campaign for the Connecticut House of Representatives
(Coventry, CT, March 28, 2016) Connecticut State Representative, Tim Ackert, with the support of his family, announced that he is seeking another term for the Connecticut House of Representatives. Tim's focus continues to be the economy, jobs, education, and taxes.
“I’m asking for the honor of reelection so I may continue to represent the people of the Eighth District,” Ackert said, “I’m confident that we can build a better Connecticut.”
Ackert’s concern is to keep Connecticut affordable for retires, college and technical school graduates, families and businesses. We need to keep jobs in Connecticut and for that you need a vibrant business community. Tim understands that this requires business, government, and education working together to return Connecticut to prosperity.
As the ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee Tim works in a bipartisan manner to reduce energy costs and be a strong advocate of solar, biomass, wind and hydroelectric generation. In 2015, Tim was instrumental in passing two energy related bills directly related to lowering your cost of electricity: 1) shared solar legislation 2) legislation to protect customers from excessive electric pricing.
Tim is a strong advocate for public education, he always has time to meet with school administrators, teachers, and parents. Serving on the Higher Education committee and the Education Committee, Tim works to strengthen our schools, better serve students, and support student achievement.
First was first elected in 2010, the people of the Eighth District know that Tim is never too busy when they’re in need. An untiring advocate, Tim keeps in-touch with town hall meetings, telephone, e-mail, post cards, presentations, speeches, and personal contact. He looks forward to working with constituent’s to solve their problems.lick to add text, images, and other content
As part of my role as State Representative I am assigned to various committees. Although I will be voting on all issues important to Connecticut most of my time at the capital will be working in these committees. I am proud to tell you that my committees are:
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut SAFE Trust (Save
America’s Free Enterprise) Committee is pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your
campaign for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in November.
Your voting record over the last two legislative sessions on key issues important to small business indicated that you will continue to be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut when you are re-elected to serve in Hartford. You may use our endorsement in your campaign materials and in the press.
On behalf of the Connecticut Education Association’s 43,000 members, I am honored to inform you that our organization has endorsed you in the 2014 election for the 8th House District and designated you as a “CEA Friend of Education.”
You have consistently proven yourself to be an advocate for children, teachers, and public education. Most recently, throughout the 2014 legislative session, you steadfastly held to your commitment and ensured that our members’ voices were heard. Your constituents are fortunate to have you working for them in the General Assembly (written by Sheila Cohen, CEA President).
Rep. Ackert Named 2014 “Children’s Champion” by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, with the assistance of Coventry STEPS (Sharing Together Enriched Potential Success) on July 31, 2014 at Pariots Park in Coventry.Ackert, the Republican Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee, received this award for his leadership and advocacy in support of stronger legislative initiatives regarding children, including the establishment of the Office of Early Childhood and the expansion of preschool spaces for children from low-income families.
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