(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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