“The Roundup has once again sent questionnaires to every candidate running for public office in Bristol, Burlington, Plymouth, Terryville, and Harwinton for this year’s election. In an effort to properly inform voters, their answers are unedited. The goal is to give the candidates the opportunity to offer their thoughts on issues directly to their constitutes. In return, it gives voters the opportunity to formulate their own decisions on what their candidates’ have to say.”

First up is incumbent John Piscopo State Representative for the 76th district.

State Rep. John E. Piscopo

Piscopo is a Republican member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and is the Senior Republican Whip, the third-highest ranking leadership position within the House Republican caucus. He represents Burlington, Harwinton, Litchfield, and Thomaston. He was first elected in 1988. Piscopo is running against Democrat Paul Honig of Harwinton.

What are your most pressing issues?

The overall most pressing issue is to address the poor fiscal state we find ourselves.  The unfunded liabilities of our pension and health care obligations are the most glaring examples of poor policy that must change.  Once we address that, the economy will recover as it has in most of the rest of the country.

How do your thoughts and ideas differ from your opponents?

I have seen very little of my opponent’s view of the issues.  I favor individual freedom, free enterprise, and less influence from Hartford on our local communities.

Additional Comments?

The Democrats have had control of the Legislature for 40 of the last 42 years.  It Is our turn to lead. I’m optimistic we can put Connecticut on the right road to make this State a leader in the country as we have been in the past.

Quick Note: All candidate submissions have a deadline of October 12. Publication of a candidate is first come first serve. No political bias or preference will be conducted. If a candidate does not want to participate, that is fine, it will not be commented on. Candidates can reach out to the Roundup via our contact page.

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