June 3, 2020
West Hartford, CT – The West Hartford Republican Town Committee is an organization that is respectful, inclusive and diverse in thought and make up reflecting the make up of our town. As a committee, we stand with our fellow residents of color and all who have been subject to abuse and racism. The senseless death of George Floyd perpetuates a cycle we must break! To do so, and in conjunction with the strength of the human spirit we must promote RESPECT and COMMUNITY. Respect is the cornerstone on how we can move forward, teaching ourselves and our children that respect for both individuals and law-enforcement is vital and responsible. We must embrace Respect as a two-way street to foster a stronger community for now and the future. It is now more important than ever that we come together to build (and in some cases re-build) the bridge of respect and community for all.
We have a unique opportunity to frame the discussion as we communicate the opening of our town and state due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Committee calls on all members and members of our community at large to be a part of the education and healing process. Let’s work together to foster a stronger community where respect, and kindness are the pillars we work with towards the goal of respect for all.
During this time, we are reminded by Elie Wiesel, “When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy…Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion or political view, that place must - at that moment- become the center of the universe.” We can not be silent is his message and one that we need to live by today.
Let us come together no more than ever in mutual Respect to honor our diverse community.
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State Represenative Candidate: Alberto Cortes
I’m pleased and honored to be here seeking this nomination to be the Republican candidate to run for this seat in the 20th district.
Many of you know me from my Town Council run in 2019. That experience, even though it was a loss, gave me the chance to meet voters and listen to their concerns and issues. Concerns and issues that I shared as well and that’s why I decided soon after that I would seek this nomination for the seat in the 20th district. A district that my family and I have lived in for years.
I am now looking forward to building on that experience and that knowledge. It’s been 14 years since we’ve had a Republican represent West Hartford and that seat was held by Bob Farr.
Now is the time to take this seat back. I will fight for local businesses, reducing the tax burden, spending cuts, and public safety.
I am looking forward to the campaign and I hope I can count on your support.
Your voice needs to be heard on this topic. We are at a time where we, West Hartford residents, can not afford another tax increase. We need a hard look at all expenditures. This pandemic is showing us what’s important. We need material reduction in our budget.
Tell the majority party now is not the time to increase spending. Now is the time to use all rainy day funds/surplus.
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