The Clinton Democratic Town Committee is proud to support the following candidates in 2020
America is an idea.
An idea that goes back to our founding principle that all men are created equal. It’s an idea that’s stronger than any army, bigger than any ocean, more powerful than any dictator. It gives hope to the most desperate people on Earth. It instills in every single person in this country the belief that no matter where they start in life, there’s nothing they can’t achieve if they work at it.
We’re in a battle for the soul of America. It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough, resilient, but always full of hope. It’s time to treat each other with dignity. Build a middle class that works for everybody. Fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time to dig deep and remember that our best days still lie ahead.
It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage—and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.
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Since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, Joe Courtney has served as an independent voice and tireless advocate for eastern Connecticut. Sent to Washington during the most trying economic period in a generation, Courtney has fought to protect jobs in the region and to expand opportunities for Connecticut businesses.
Congressman Courtney has sliced through bureaucratic red tape, eliminating tariffs that have hurt local businesses and working to grow “Made in America” jobs. He was also the only member of the Connecticut Congressional delegation to vote against bailouts for major Wall Street banks. Courtney opposed the bailouts despite pressure from two presidents — one from each party — and sided instead with the working men and women of Connecticut.
Norm Needleman was elected to the state senate in 2018 to represent the 33rd district which consists of twelve towns in the Lower Connecticut River Valley including: Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Portland, Westbrook, and part of Old Saybrook.
Needleman serves as Senate Chair of the Energy and Technology Committee, Vice Chair of the Planning and Development Committee, and is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Transportation, and Commerce Committees.
When Christine first ran for office, she’d say, “If I do my job, I will be your last First Selectman.” She was true to her word. By the end of her first term, she successfully led Clinton, Ct, to a General Manager-Town Council form of government. We could use more people in elected office who are willing to eliminate their own salaries for the benefit of the people.
Today, Christine is running for State Representative of the 35th House District for the towns of Clinton, Killingworth, and Westbrook, and she will take that same integrity to Hartford. Serving us should never be a career, and it’s time to send someone to Hartford willing to put themselves second.
Christine currently serves on the Clinton Town Council, the Connecticut River Area Health District Board, and Central Regional Tourism District Board. Previously, she served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Downtown Revitalization Committee. She’s also a founding member of Placemakers and the Clinton Arts Council.
Christine has a professional background in project management at KPMG, Clear Channel Communications, and The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.