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Dru Georgiadis

Running for State Representative

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Party: Democrat

CEP Status: participating


Age: 54

Marital Status: married

Current Residence: Fairfield

Current Job: community activist

Previous Job: Magazine Publishing executive

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Education: UNC Chapel Hill; BA English Literature

Do you believe public schools in Connecticut require an essential makeover, as outlined by Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher's decision in September? What, in your opinion, is the number-one issue regarding public education in the state?
the number one issue regarding public education is it's reliance on a broken property tax system that is impacted by state mandates that impact heavily on municipalities ability to manage those revenues.
Will you oppose legislation that will require utility customers to subsidize the profitability of merchant generators, such as the Millstone nuclear power plant, unless those merchant generators demonstrate the need to their customers and the state with financial reports that show their actual loss in profits?
How would you reduce the state employee pension liabilities and debt service, which together comprise 25% of the state's annual budget?
Does Connecticut have a revenue problem or a spending problem?
Both.We need to attract the same good paying jobs that were lost in the 2008 financial crisis that has impacted our state revenue. Additionally, spending needs to be reigned in so that recurring costs are covered with recurring revenues. Debt service needs to be addressed
Would you support laws that provide for family leave or other workplace flexibility for employees who have to take time off for family caregiving purposes? What proposals would you champion to help family caregivers who are balancing a career and family obligations or health emergencies?
Anxiety amongst Americans is high due to the unpredictability caused by lack of paid leave for employees. I support paid family medical leave.
Community College students recently won a reprieve but are facing the possibility of a significant tuition hike. What are you planning to do to ensure that community college remains an affordable option for families?
Community college is an important asset to the state of Connecticut and should be supported. It It provides training for displaced workers and provides Connecticut families with a way to help offset the overwhelming burden of higher education.
What would you do as a state legislator to address the opioid epidemic in our state?
Access to over prescribed prescription pain medication is still a problem in CT. Even the law limiting prescriptions to a 7 day supply does not address the decreasing need over those first days. I would rethink how prescriptions are written to allow for a decrease in quantity after the 3rd day.
Today, over 600,000 residents in our state don’t have a way to save for retirement at work. Knowing that employees are 15 times more likely to save merely by having access to payroll deduction, will you commit to supporting the newly passed Connecticut Retirement Security Act that will provide these workers with access to private payroll deduction IRA accounts?
I have not made a decision on this. I need to look more closely ly at how this will impact cost to employers who will administer the program.
Who are you supporting for president and why?
I am supporting Hillary Clinton because she is highly qualified and has the interest, experience and focus to do well in this demanding and difficult job.