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OUR PLEDGE TO SHELTON
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WE INVEST IN SHELTON'S FUTURE

We will revitalize downtown, so that everyone can enjoy a stroll down “Main Street”

We will improve civic buildings and instill pride in our city hall, libraries & schools.

We will expand and improve investments in our beautiful parks and open spaces.

 

WE SUPPORT QUALITY EDUCATION

Our children are the future.

We will make Shelton into a prototype for improvements in our State.

Our improvements to education will attract families and increase property values.

WE FIGHT FOR OPEN, HONEST, RESPECTFUL & EFFICIENT GOVERNANCE

We will improve transparency of all government operations.

We champion ethical practices to remove conflicts of interest.

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We will keep tax rates attractive by using funds wisely, balancing savings and
expenditures across departments, taxing fairly, diversifying Shelton's revenue sources.

WE PLEDGE TO REPRESENT AND PROTECT
THE INTERESTS OF ALL SHELTON RESIDENTS. 
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OUR Candidates

Dorothy “Dottie” Lerner, a vocational counseling expert specializing in serving people with disabilities, is running for the State Assembly seat in the 122nd District.


The Stratford resident vowed to “fight for the issues and concerns affecting all people in our district, bringing fresh ideas and strategies and giving Democrats a voice in state government – too long silenced in our district.”


Lerner said she was especially interested in working toward a broader approach to public safety. “Public safety is a complex issue which, if broken down, includes police, and fire, and EMT services, and mental health services, educational services, and protections and services for all vulnerable populations – particularly for the elderly and for people with all types of disability. A community is judged by how it treats and provides for its most vulnerable citizens,” she said.

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The Democrat said that at age 9, her exceptional public-school education inspired her to learn about the democratic principles of the Founding Fathers. “I proudly became a life-long active Democrat, taking my democratic values and principles to Connecticut, where I have lived for the past 40 years. I have applied them to every aspect of my life, both personal and professional.”


Lerner has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College and spent two years as a teacher in the New York City school system. After many years of raising, advocating, and fighting for her son with classic autism, she returned to school at Southern Connecticut State University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She said her MSW degree, together with a 15- year vocational counseling and direct services career in non-profit agencies, enabled her to become a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Connecticut.


Lerner has long been interested in government; she ran for the Board of Education in Milford, served on the Milford Human Resources Committee, served as a poll worker in Stratford, and she is an active member of the Stratford Democratic Town Committee. She also has been a volunteer for Friends of Autistic People and other autism advocacy groups.

She said her fresh approach to politics and government would be an asset. “I want voters to know that I am actively listening to every voter need and concern, without regard to a person’s background,” she said. “My parents taught me: ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ This advice will be the cornerstone of my campaign and term in office, should the 122nd District voters choose to elect me.”


The 122nd District covers the western side of Shelton, the section of Stratford north of the Merritt Parkway, and a southeastern section of Trumbull.


Contact: lernerforstaterep2024@gmail.com

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OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

U.S. Congress

Congresswoman

Rosa DeLauro

Congressman
Jim Himes

Senator
Chris Murphy

Senator
Richard Blumenthal

City of Shelton

Board of A&T

Wayne Bragg

Joe Knapik

 

Jaret Frazier

Board of Education

Lorraine Rossner

Kate Kutash

Joan Littlefield

Patti Moonan

 

Library Board

 

David Gioiello

 

Jean Cayer

Planning & Zoning

Elaine Matto

 

Jimmy Tickey

Matt McGee (alt)

Registrar of Voters

 

Janet Sabovik

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If we don't vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future. 

—Pat Mitchell, former CEO of PBS and partner for TEDWomen

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