Only in New Britain and Newington: It’s Lopes for the 24th On Tuesday
Tuesday, January 10th voters will send a new state representative to Hartford from the 24th Assembly District. The district includes the following polling places: Vance Village School, 183 Vance Street, New Britain High School, 110 Mill Street (Voting will take place in gymnasium), Roosevelt Middle School, 40 Goodwin Street, Gaffney School, 322 Slater Road in New Britain and John Wallace Middle School, 77 Halleran Drive in Newington.
Rick Lopes, a former alderman and senate legislative aide to Don DeFronzo, faces two opponents in the district that was represented by Tim O’Brien for more than four terms. Lopes is seeking to continue a tradition of representation by progressive Democrats that has included Joseph H, Harper, Jr, Irene Favreau, David Pudlin and O’Brien.
“I believe I have the ability, the experience and the trust of the voters in the district to fill Tim O’Brien’s shoes and continue that good work that he has done for the past eight years,” Lopes has said. Key issues for Lopes include increased education and support of measures to reduce the use of the regressive property tax to pay for schools. He supports continued state funds for CONNPACE and the dial-a-ride program for older citizens. “I can hit the ground running at the capitol and make sure New Britain continues to have a strong voice for the city in state government,” stated Lopes, who holds a Master of Social Work degree and has owned a small business in the area since 1991.
There are three ways to help Rick Lopes on Tuesday: 1. Make calls to voters before Tuesday; 2. Give rides to the polls 3. Give any time you have on Election Day for poll standing and GOTV activities whether it’s for an hour or the day, snow or shine! Headquarters is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Democratic Party Headquarters 19 Bassett Street lower level
CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org The voter info/ride line number is 860-229-8869
Democrats plan to take in the returns at the Whinstone Tavern (Stanley Golf Course) on Hartford Road after 8 p.m.
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