Letter: A message for Sen. Haskell

To the Editor: I am surprised at the newsletter you sent to me, Sen. Haskell. This state is drowning in unfunded liabilities, outrageously high taxes that the Democrats are seeking to raise again, and a myriad of “do-gooder” regulations and new taxes that will make the situation even worse. Connecticut citizens are leaving in droves, especially the wealthy who are … read more

Will Haskell to host meeting at library Monday night

Will Haskell visits Wilton Center last week where he discussed his ideas for the next legislative session. — Jeannette Ross photo

State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26) will hold a community conversation Monday, April 1, at the Ridgefield Library, meeting with constituents from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to hear from them directly. “Community conversations play a vital role in my work as a state Senator,” said Sen. Haskell. “Representing the views of my constituents is nearly impossible unless I’m constantly listening to and … read more

Frey, Haskell and Gucker to speak at League of Women Voters event Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Library will sponsor a “Meet Your Legislators Meeting” with state Reps. John Frey and Ken Gucker, and state Sen. Will Haskell on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the library. The legislators will provide insight into the current state legislative session and discuss the bills before the session and … read more

Haskell readies to serve all in Senate

Will Haskell visits Wilton Center last week where he discussed his ideas for the next legislative session. — Jeannette Ross photo

State Sen.-elect Will Haskell acknowledged that while he received 53% of the vote in the November election to represent Connecticut’s 26th District, 47% of electors voted for his opponent. “I want to be their state senator, too,” the Democrat said in an interview in Wilton last week. He recognized they are “intelligent, honest and compassionate members of this community.” “I’m … read more

Letter: Haskell supports pension sustainability

Will Haskell

To the Editor: I would like to correct a note of misinformation in last week’s letter by William Jaeger, who stated it is not a priority of Senator-elect Haskell to address Connecticut’s pension liabilities. Haskell said throughout his campaign that he would fight for fiscal sustainability. He has always been a vocal supporter of implementing the Legacy Obligation Trust Model … read more

Election 2018 recap: What comes next after the Democrats big wins?

A blue wave swept through Ridgefield for the second straight year last Tuesday night. Democrats won eight of the 10 contested races in the Ridgefield vote, losing only the General Assembly races for the 111th and 138th districts in Connecticut’s House of Representatives. Republican John Frey captured re-election from Democratic challenger Aimee Berger-Girvalo to represent the 111th District. Republican incumbent … read more

Blue wave: Lamont, Dems win big on election night in Ridgefield

Ridgefield voting results mimicked statewide numbers as Democrats swept races for state governor, United States senator, congressional representative, secretary of the state, treasurer, comptroller, and attorney general. In the race for the next Connecticut governor, Democrat Ned Lamont topped Republican Bob Stefanowski, 6,385 to 6,167 votes, in Ridgefield. Lamont claimed the governor’s chair with 46.57% of the statewide vote after … read more

Election 2018: Haskell defeats Boucher for 26th district seat

Will Haskell, the 22-year-old Democrat from New Canaan, has defeated longtime Republican incumbent Toni Boucher for the 26th district state senate seat. Throughout his campaign, Haskell said his top three priorities will be gun violence, paid family leave, and transportation funding. Boucher, 68, a Republican from Wilton, was running for a sixth term. She served as the Senate’s chief deputy … read more

GOP chairman complains Haskell is abusing election funds

Democratic 26th Senate District candidate Will Haskell in the Old Post Office Square in Wilton Center. — Kendra Baker photo

State Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano has filed an election complaint against Democrat Will Haskell, the 22-year-old challenging Republican Toni Boucher for her state Senate seat representing the 26th District, alleging Haskell has misused campaign funds by paying his roommate. “There’s a simple answer that may not have occurred to Mr. Romano, and that is that my roommate, Jack Lynch, … read more

RHS mock election: Lamont edges Stefanowski by one vote

Ridgefield High School welcomed four candidates running for public office to its annual election assembly Tuesday, Oct. 23. Congressman Jim Himes (D) and Connecticut State Senator Toni Boucher (R) as well as their respective challengers, Harry Arora (R) and Will Haskell (D), participated in a candidates’ forum developed for the senior class by the high school’s government and politics teachers. Encouraging … read more

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