86th District House Candidates

Vincent J. Mase Sr.

Party: Democratic
Age: 70
Occupation: President of Union/Attorney
Education: A.D., Business Administration; B.S., Business Economics; J.D.
Platform: Economic recovery, education, agriculture, unemployment
Other: I have lived in Northford for 36 years, married with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren. All of my children have attended and graduated from public schools in North Branford. I have been a union member for 46 years and currently serve as a president of a local union for the past 15 years. Endorsed by the CT AFL-CIO.

Vincent J. Candelora*

Party: Republican
Age: 50
Occupation: Connecticut Spotsplex, LLC and Taconic Wire
Education: B.A., Connecticut College; J.D., Dickinson School of Law
Platform: The current pandemic is the biggest issue facing the state. The state needs to begin analyzing metrics beyond just the virus itself, including the social, emotional and educational impacts on children. As the spread remains under control, we have to develop plans for in-classroom learning, especially for special needs children and provide assistance to nursing home population to allow for safe visitation of family. Suspend permit fees for businesses that remain closed. Close budget deficit.
Other: Endorsed by Independent Party of CT, NFIB, CEA (Honor Roll), CT Realtors, CT Building Trades, CT Fraternal Order of Police, CT Retired Teachers Association.


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