82nd District House Candidates

Michael D. Quinn

Party: Democratic
Age: 52
Occupation: Attorney
Education: B.A., American International College; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Platform: I will work for a strong economy that supports good wages, a quality and accessible health care system, a strong and well-funded public education system, a clean and safe environment that protects our air, land and water, and support all branches of public safety, especially our brave firefighters and police officers.
Other: Endorsed by Working Families Party, International Association of Firefighters Local 1148, Uniformed Professional Firefighters of Connecticut and Connecticut AFL-CIO. Served on the Meriden Housing Authority Board of Commissioners for 10 years. Meriden's corporation counsel from 2007-2014, 2015 to present. Member of Meriden Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Contact info:(203) 238-3168 Facebook - Michael Quinn for State Rep rep.quinn2020@gmail.com www.quinnforstaterep.com

Michael Skelps

Party: Republican
Age: 53
Occupation: Insurance
Education: B. S., Aerospace Engineering; M.B.A.
Platform: Connecticut has a spending problem. Taxes have gone up about $10 billion in a decade, causing people to leave our state. I’ll focus on controlling spending, lowering taxes and creating incentives for businesses to create good-paying jobs throughout our state.
Other: Former Navy nuclear submarine officer. Worked as a senior manager at United Technologies and owned my own business. I’ve been president of the Middlefield Lions Club, served as election moderator, assistant Registrar of Voters, member of Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Finance.
Contact info:860-604-2310 or skelps@gmail.com

Ernestine Holloway

Party: Independent
Age: 52
Occupation: Outreach pastor for 30 years. Community activist.
Education: Licensed and ordained minister.
Platform: I believe in no tolls, the right to bear arms, local control of education, religious freedom, and making our community safer.
Other: Meriden resident for 12 years, established the Hope on Hobart program, which has fed city families during the holidays. Implemented a backpack program for children’s school supplies and regularly hosts multi-neighborhood events. Served on NYC Tenants Association Board, NYC Housing Board, and Mayor David Dinkins’ Youth Advisory Board; currently serves as a member of the Meriden Human Rights Advisory Board and the Commission for Persons with Disabilities. Web body


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