Frey vows to fight effort to push teacher pension costs onto towns

Teacher pension costs should not be transferred from the state to towns and cities, according to state Rep. John Frey, who says he and like-minded legislators are prepared to fight the administration of Gov. Ned Lamont on the proposal — and a host of other financial issues, from car taxes to licensing cats. “There is a tremendous amount of opposition … read more

Frey pitches cultural districts to Economic and Community Development Commission

Ridgefield state Rep. John Frey (R-111) has introduced a bill that would allow the state to create cultural districts — walkable areas in cities and towns known for the arts and historical attractions. “The idea is to have a walking cultural district,” said Frey at the Economic and Community Development Commission’s meeting Monday night. “We’re historically rich, and we’re arts … read more

Rep. Frey advocates for cultural districts

Always a strong supporter of the arts, State Rep. John Frey (R-111) proposed, and testified before the Planning and Development Committee in support of, legislation that would allow municipalities to create designated cultural districts to create awareness and promote economic development. “Allowing municipalities the ability to establish cultural districts will increase the visibility and awareness of the arts, especially on the local level, … read more

Letter: Time to govern, not campaign

To the Editor: During the fall campaign, the chairman of the Democratic Town Committee intentionally distorted not only my record, but even my physical appearance. Current and former elected Democrats, as well as some town committee members, found the attacks so distasteful they crossed party lines and voted for me. The personal and polarizing attacks continue. Mouthing the same non-factual, … read more

Democratic View: What’s he hiding?

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, mere hours after longtime Trump adviser and confidante Roger Stone was arrested and indicted on multiple federal charges, the Republican National Committee (RNC), convening for its annual winter meetings in New Mexico, unanimously pledged the party’s “undivided support” to Trump as the party’s presidential candidate in 2020. The vote was a preemptive strike to block … read more

Former Democratic challenger supports Frey’s reelection

A former Democratic opponent of State Representative John Frey (R-111) has endorsed him for reelection to the General Assembly’s 111th House district, which includes all of Ridgefield south of George Washington Highway.   In a statement, Di Masters, who challenged Rep. Frey as Democrat nominee in 2008, asked Ridgefield voters to join her in supporting Rep. Frey.  Masters served 12 years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, including several years as chairman, and … read more

Race for 111th District: Frey, Berger-Girvalo face off at debate (VIDEO)

Economic issues — the state income tax, corporations leaving Connecticut, a $15 minimum wage — joined questions about concerns, like gay rights and early voting, at the League of Women Voters’ debate on Oct. 2. A crowd approaching 200 filled the Ridgefield Library’s program room, with folks standing the back for the debate featuring six candidates from three local legislative … read more

State Independent Party backs Frey, but it’s not Ridgefield’s Independents

“Independent” is a political label that retains an attraction for voters and candidates.   Republican state Rep. John Frey recently showcased his re-election effort’s endorsement by the Independent Party of Connecticut, even as the Independent Party of Ridgefield — once a vocal force in town politics and budget battles — fades out of existence. “I’m proud to be endorsed by … read more

John Frey earns Independent Party endorsement

The Independent Party of Connecticut on Monday night endorsed Republican John Frey’s candidacy for state representative in the 111th District. With the endorsement during a party caucus in Danbury, the name of Frey, a Ridgefield resident, will appear on both the Republican and Independent ballot lines on Election Day. “I’m proud to be endorsed by both the Republican and Independent parties and I look … read more

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