My name is James Pascarella, and I am the Democratic Candidate for Legislative Council for the 8th District in Hamden.
I am running for this office in order to bring my financial experience, having been a business owner in the insurance business to the Council. I previously served on the Legislative Council for six years, two of them as the Council President.
I am currently a member of the Board of Education and a strong proponent of our Public Education System. I have served both sides of government, town and education, and feel that experience makes me very qualified to serve as our representative on the Council.
I believe in open government, fiscal responsibility, strong support for education, continued and improved tax relief for our seniors and veterans.
During the period I was President of the Council, 2009-2011, I increased public input at Council Committee Meetings and Council Meetings. In addition, we enacted Charter Reform, reformed Special Education Funding, enhanced Senior & Veterans Tax Relief, increased the Town Fund Balance and eliminated an 8 million dollar deficit in the Medical Self Insurance Fund.
Given my experience, I request your support this November 5th. Thank You!