Fighting For Our Future

Newington Democrats Stand For:

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Healthcare

Democrats believe healthcare is a human right, foundational to our society, and fundamental to living a life of dignity.

Environment

Democrats believe in protecting our planet, ensuring a future for our children free from drought, severe weather, and pollution. We strongly encourage the development of alternative energy sources, green technologies, and robust recycling and repurposing programs.

Equity

Democrats believe in continuously striving for fairness and impartiality; to making large scale improvements in social justice issues, creating access to resources and services, and in representation of differing perspectives.

The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.

Robert F. Kennedy

Our Areas of Focus:

Education

Education is the pathway to a better future for all. We ardently support Newington’s school reconstruction initiatives, including fast-tracking the redevelopment of Anna Reynolds school, and we are committed to continuing market-competitive teacher salaries. 

Economic Growth

Democrats believe in growing the grand list through an aggressive and fully staffed economic development department, empowered to attract new businesses and enhance existing relationships. We support an innovative new vision for Lowry Place that incorporates a mixed-use development.

Quality of Life

Democrats believe in a robust quality of life, supported by community resources such as parks and pools, recreational facilities, and of course our beautiful library. We want to invest in these treasures to ensure they are here for the people of our community today and into the future. We fervently support the rebuilding of a new and expanded Mill Pond Pool facility.

Recent Accomplishments

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$20 Million for Anna Reynolds

Newington will receive $20 Million Dollars for the redevelopment of Anna Reynolds School as a result of the work of Newington Democrat and State Representative Gary Turco and Democratic State Senator Matt Lesser.

$4.6 Million in New State Aid

Our community will receive over $18 million dollars each year to assist with school funding and town services, the result of which will lower property taxes. This is a 13% increase for FY 22 and a 15% increase for FY 23 over our previous fiscal year and is equal to a total increase of $4.6 million over the next two years.

Open Space

In 2020, Newington Democrat and State Representative Gary Turco secured 18.2 acres on Cedar Mountain as open space.

Breast Cancer Prevention

In 2020, Newington Democrat and State Representative Gary Turco led the passage of one of the strongest breast cancer prevention bills in the country.

Debt-free Community College

In 2020, Newington Democrat and State Representative Gary Turco led the passage of the PACT debt-free community college program which removes financial barriers to obtaining higher education.

About the Newington Democratic Town Committee

The Newington Democratic Town Committee (DTC) is the official local organization of the Connecticut Democratic Party.

Our core mission is to get highly qualified Democratic candidates elected to our local, state, and federal government. We recruit, develop, and support strong, fiscally-responsible candidates who share our vision of keeping Newington a vibrant, affordable, desirable place to live, work, and visit. As Democrats, we work to preserve and improve the quality of life in our town, and to advance Democratic values and principles.

Membership in the DTC provides the chance for individuals to have a voice in Newington politics and the opportunity to be nominated for service to the town. If you would like to connect with fellow Democrats who are engaged and committed to making Newington an even better place to live, we invite you to join us!

If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.

John F. Kennedy
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