Re-Elect Tim Ackert 

To The Connecticut House of Representatives for The 8th District

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The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut SAFE Trust (Save America's Free Enterprise) Committee - Endorsed Representative Ackert, September 17, 2014.

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.

Connecticut Education Association Endorsement

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).

Legislative Accomplishments

  • Education Reform: Connecticut has the largest achievement gap in the nation. Working with teachers, Tim opposed the first education reform bill. He supported a revised bill that protects state funding to towns and improves teacher training and evaluation. Tim championed funding to save our technical high schools.  
  • Gas Tax Cap: Joined the successful effort to limit some of the excessive taxes Connecticut resident pay for gas.  
  • Energy Emergency Response: Given the disgraceful response to the two catastrophic storms this year, Tim supported the establishment of guidelines and penalties for utility company response to consumers; prompt credits being issued to customers who lose power and the expediting of road clearing for emergency personnel access. 
  • Accessibility to Constituents: Tim holds numerous town halls to hear the concerns of citizens, addressing topics such as: the aftermath of the two storms, state budget concerns and education reform proposals. Tim also holds regular office hours in each town.
  • Jobs Bill: This bi-partisan bill cut the business entity tax in half providing relief to small businesses, established a Revolving Loan Fund to aid business growth, puts unemployed veterans back to work and established a Job Creation Matching Grant Program.
  • Caylee's Law: Makes it punishable if a parent or guardian fails to report the disappearance of a child.
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Co-sponsored legislation that requires colleges to protect students from sexual assault through risk awareness campaigns.   
  • Silver Alert System: Similar to the Amber Alert, helps locate missing persons over age 65 and mentally impaired adults.   
  • Zero Tolerance for Desecration of War Memorials: Increased penalties for individuals who deface or steal military monuments.

 

Working to Protect You - Tim Opposed

  • Same Day Voter Registration: Opposed this legislation to avoid potential widespread voter fraud.
  • Repealing the Death Penalty: Tim feels strongly that protecting murderers from suffering the ultimate penalty sends a message of tolerance for the killing of innocent people and the suffering of their survivors.
  • State Budget: Opposed the highest tax increase in state history. However, Democrats passed the budget items that promote these new taxes.
  • The New Britain to Hartford Busway: Tim felt that at time when our roadways and bridges are in critical need of repair, funding an unnecessary new bus route is a dangerous choice to make.  

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