Louis A Bevilacqua, today announced that his ballot initative as an independent candidate is going forward, Mr Bevilacqua has issued a call for a new era of solutions based politics in the community in this, his first campaign for elected office. Of the three candidates for the seat in the State Legislature, Mr Bevilacqua is the only to bring independence and competence to the post.
Mr Bevilacqua, who is a government administrator by profession, has always been an independent voice for Connecticut voters. Mr Bevilacqua is a registered democrat but has not decided to accept the democrat nomination if offered to him, he would consider running as a democrat but as he also wants the backing of the general populace mainly comprised of independents and republicans; he may seek an unaffiliated candidacy in these partisan times.
"We've started the process as defined in State Statute to be on the ballot." said Louis Bevilacqua "The people are going to have a choice this time, and I will do the job effectively when elected."
Elaine Hammers, onetime state representative and former members of the labor relations board previously held the seat for one term in the late 90's. Mr Bevilacqua declared that he is the only one, thus far, qualified to hold the office, amongst the announced applicants.
"Ms Hammers really did accomplish little of substance during her time as a placeholder during the Republican terms of Radcliffe and Thomas Rowe." said Bevilacqua "The Republicans had nobody to run for the position, and she was a fill-in. Her term on the labor relations board (a big union credential) was a non starter. She probably should move to Virginia this time, its a lovely place."
"I'll bring authentic representation back to Hartford, competence, independence and experience are what we need during these difficult times." added the Candidate. "I would probably only accept the endorsement of the Democrat Party; we needn't join select clubs in order to enjoy the rights won in our constitution, likewise a politician only needs the people, not some special interest job to do an effective job at the Capitol."
During this time of uncertain leadership, where government decisions can have a lasting impact on rights of liberty, tax reform and oversight will be the central focus of the next few legislative session, Mr Bevilacqua said. Decisions or lack of them, made today will impact revenue sources in the next twenty years, as each generation follow's the lead of the one before it.
"We need strong competent leadership to meet the challenges of the town's tax burden. We neither get quality nor quantity in state tax dollars. That is why the tax payer is projected to pay more in the future, although property values have increased." said Bevilacqua "Waste on this scale is not the platform of the old democrat party, and its not my set of values. We've got to do something about this ticking timebomb."
Mr Bevilacqua has worked in public administration the majority of his career, taking an active interest in policy and national government at an early age, his family having been active democrats since the 1920's. As an employee at the State Capitol, Mr Bevilacqua worked in a non partisan office and in the Connecticut House of Representatives as leadership staff, as a result, he has a keen knowledge of legislative process, from the inside, and knows many of the key decision makers in both parties having maintained many relationships in government.
Bevilacqua can be reached at 203-445-1859.