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Erin Stewart

Running for Mayor

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Party: Republican

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Age: 30

Marital Status: Engaged

Current Residence: New Britain

Current Job: Mayor

Previous Job: Legislate Aide at the Connecticut General Assembly

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Education: Central Connecticut State University

Why are you running for this office?
I hope to continue strengthening community partnerships, increasing business development, furthering our city infrastructure projects, improving our financial stability, ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed, and building upon our renewed sense of community pride. Over the last four years, we have accomplished incredible milestones to transform our “All-America” City; we’ve led the way in increasing economic development, made government more accessible, created efficiencies through energy and innovation, reduced homelessness, and invested in the future of our youth.
What is the most pressing local issue facing your community and how would you solve it (within the capacity of the office for which you are running)?
With the state's ongoing budget crisis looming over the election, what are your plans for your community's budget? Is there anything you can do make your town less dependent on revenue from the state?
The legislature has been debating various ideas to allow towns to raise revenue locally through something other than property taxes. If you could ease your residents' property tax burden by adding another method of taxation, is there anything you might consider for your town?
Are you in favor of regionalizing more services in conjunction with other nearby communities? If so, which ones?
Should your school district get the same amount of education funding from the state if your district's enrollment is dropping?
What's one thing most people don't know about you?