Spring was in the air on Saturday when Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont arrived in Redding to meet with residents at Town Hall. Outside the meeting room’s windows, unfurling leaves framed the view like new curtains, and a wild turkey sauntered past like a thespian crossing a stage. The scene inside was about new beginnings too, with Mr. Lamont listening and engaging with residents about the future of Connecticut.
With the Democratic Convention only two weeks away, convention delegates were eager to hear about Mr. Lamont’s ideas for serving Connecticut if given the opportunity to be the state’s next governor.
Mr. Lamont opened his remarks by commenting upon the beauty of Redding, and the scenic ride he enjoyed just moments earlier passing the Saugatuck Reservoir, before pivoting to discussion about his platform.
Mr. Lamont introduced himself to the gathering as the business guy Connecticut needs, but Hartford has yet to see. His successful forums, one that featured executives from GE to ascertain their motives for moving headquarters to a neighboring state, spoke to his ability to bring together, and collaborate with, all stake-holders. The result of those efforts, coupled with his experience in public service, are what he views as a balanced and comprehensive economic plan to bring a vibrant and sustainable future to Connecticut.
A major part of his focus will be on bringing back our cities by improving transportation throughout the state, including Tweed Airport.
Recognizing that Connecticut’s revenue streams must play catch up to the changes wrought by internet commerce, Mr. Lamont promised to address these shortfalls in new ways that were well received by the group.
His plans to invest in job creation could be realized also by working with the legislature towards a fair economy, and 21st century infrastructure, that can attract and retain a talented young workforce.
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