OPINION: Working for the people of Berlin and Southington

OPINION: Working for the people of Berlin and Southington

By Joe Aresimowicz  

Working for the people of Berlin and Southington, as your State Representative, is the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. During my time in office I’ve been able to accomplish a lot for our towns, including securing millions of dollars in state aid and grants for projects in town and standing up to the Governor to secure our school funding, in order to keep property taxes in check. I’ve also been able to help countless constituents resolve issues they’ve encountered over the years. Unfortunately, there are some who find it politically effective to tear people apart and only focus on the negative. But I’m proud to have gone through this election season without giving in to the negative campaigning and mischaracterization of my voting record, my job, and all of the great things we’ve been able to achieve for our community. 

I've talked to thousands of voters this year and I have heard time and time again that they want someone who's willing to put party politics aside and do what's right for Berlin and Southington. In my two years as Speaker of the House, I've been able to pass two bipartisan budgets by working with both Republicans and Democrats in order to cut spending while maintaining vital services for our most vulnerable residents, and all without raising the sales or income tax.

I've also heard from voters that they want a state representative with a plan for growing the economy, protecting their health care coverage and improving the quality of life in Berlin and Southington. My campaign's message has been simple: we need to invest in our local businesses and cut regulations to help them grow, we need to protect our health care coverage from Washington attacks and make premiums more affordable, and we need to invest in our schools and job training programs to meet the demand for jobs in Connecticut’s growing industries.

After many years in public service, my priority remains the same – to represent the people of the 30th District and work in a bipartisan way to invest in the future of the hardworking families of Connecticut and move our state forward. It has been an honor and privilege to represent Berlin and Southington and I hope you will allow me to continue to do so, by voting for me on November 6th. 


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