34th Senate District Candidates

April Capone

Party: Democratic
Age: 45
Occupation: Small business owner of Crystal Clear Drains, owned jointly with husband Jarrett Rousseau, and Rousseau Plumbing and Heating, owned solely in Rousseau’s name. Manager at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Center for Living Donors
Education: B.A., music and sound engineering; B.A., music business, University of New Haven; MBA, Southern Connecticut State University
Platform: Elected as the youngest ever and first female mayor of East Haven in 2007. Will bring executive experience and crisis-tested leadership to state Senate. Knows that lifting working poor families out of poverty and protecting the middle class means making health care accessible and affordable, and protecting Connecticut families from the burden of disproportionately high taxes.
Other: Endorsed by Working Families Party, New England Health Care Employees Union District 1199, Planned Parenthood Southern New England, Politica, NARAL, Construction and General Labors' Local Union 455, CT State Employees SEIU Local 2001, Council 4 AFSCME, Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut, SEIU CT State Council, Connecticut State University American Association of University Professors.
Contact info:info@aprilforct.com

Paul Cicarella

Party: Republican
Age: 37
Occupation: Private investigator, small business owner at Advanced Investigations, LLC, National Bug Sweep and Advanced Installations, coach and former Connecticut law enforcement
Education: East Haven High School, attended Springfield Community College and Gateway Community College
Platform: Connecticut needs common sense solutions to support the health, safety and well-being of every resident. I am focused on listening to all voices and bringing people together to grow jobs, create opportunity, support education, make health care more accessible, improve public safety, and make our state more affordable for all families.
Other: Grew up in East Haven, live in North Haven with my wife, Christy, who works as a nurse, our two children who attend North Haven public schools, and our two bulldogs. A member of the East Haven and Greater New Haven Chambers of Commerce and sponsor and coach of youth athletics. High school wrestling coach for 10 years and founded the town’s first youth wrestling clinic. East Haven Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Volunteer for organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Local Zoning Board of Appeals member. President of CT Private Investigators Association and director of National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Endorsed by the Independent Party, CT Carpenters’ Union Local 326, the Police Officer’s Association of Connecticut, the Connecticut State Police Union, and the North Haven Police Union.
Contact info:203-996-9927, PaulChic2020@gmail.com


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