Cicarella looks to maintain senate seat

State Sen. Paul Cicarella has announced his intention to run for a second term. The Republican lawmaker represents the 34th District, which includes Durham, East Haven, North Haven, Wallingford and North Branford.

“It’s been my privilege to be a voice for all residents of the 34th District in Hartford," Cicarella stated. “Entering my first term as a state senator, my goal was to listen to and learn from families in our district so that I can take that message to Hartford."

Cicarella said he has spoken with thousands of his constituents over the past two years, and there message is clear.

“They want a safe community, opportunities for well-paying jobs and a state that’s affordable," the senator said. "To that end, I have only just begun the work to fight for these values at the Capitol through common-sense legislation."

“The response to our message continues to be positive and I am always proud to see the emails, texts, and social media messages of support throughout my first campaign season and now during my first term at the Capitol,” said Cicarella.

Born and raised in East Haven, Cicarella moved to North Haven six years ago.

The married father of two owns Advanced Investigations in North Haven and volunteers his time with various groups. 

“We have strong schools in our district, and I am thankful for the many great teachers, staff and administrators in our schools," said Cicarella. "As a father of a 9-year-old and 7-year-old in the North Haven Public Schools, my wife and I know that our kids are getting a good education.” 

In Hartford, Cicarella has pushed for enhanced workforce training at the high school level, and expanding internship programs for students.

“[W]e must work to reach our children at any early age to ensure that they’re aware of all career opportunities with an eye to pathways to careers that don’t need to involve a four-year degree because college is not a one-size-fits-all,” Cicarella said.

North Haven state Rep. Dave Yaccarino, a Republican, has been impressed with Cicarella, mentioning the senator's "focus, determination, energy level and passion to serve the fine citizens of North Haven and other towns in his 34th District."



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