May 21, 2008

Denski challenging Hamzy

Democrat Jacqui Denski of Plymouth is taking on the tough task of challenging state Rep. Bill Hamzy, a Plymouth Republican, in the 78th District. Hamzy's held the seat since 1994, when he defeated Democrat Ellen Zoppo, and typically hasn't even had a challenger.
Here's what Denski told Democrats last night:

When I was first asked to be the Democratic Candidate for the 78th District I admit, I was a little skeptical. I scheduled meetings with many of my colleagues, some that are in this room today, to get their opinions and feedback. What I was told, in a variety of different and colorful ways was that winning this election would be a Major Challenge. I am standing here today willing to accept that challenge.
Let me give you my brief history:
I am originally from
New Jersey ,
I have been employed by the United States Army at Joyce Kilmer,
In the fast food Industry,
As a dental assistant,
In the child care industry,
Banking Industry
And, the Insurance Industry
I’m a Former Girl Scout Le ader
Past Vice President of
Pymouth Center School PTA
Past President of the
Plymouth PTA Council
Former Wamogo FFA Alumni Secretary and Vice President
Iworked extremely hard on the new Terryville high school referendum committee
I was co-anchor to our local cable channel 16 television show, “It’s All Good” which highlighted all the positive places, history and events of Pequabuck, Terryville and Plymouth
Currently:
I am a happy and proud wife and Mother
Husband: Brian for over 15 years
Daughter: Jennifer 17, will be a senior in High School next year
Son: Jon 14, will be a freshman in High School next year
Daughter: Brianna 4, will be entering Kindergarten next year
We are very active Members of Asbury United Methodist Church.
We have lived in Terryville for over 18 years.
I am a licensed Realtor in the State of Connecticut ,
Apprentice Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate at Excel Martial Arts
And, District 1 Councilwoman in the town of
Plymouth
Being the liaison to the Park and Recreation Commission, Board of Education and the Library Board
I work very hard in every aspect of my life! This will carry through this campaign and continue into Hartford when I represent the 78 th District in the House of Representatives.
It Is Time…
It has been too long since the Democratic Party has had a candidate in the 78 th District.
It Is Time…
It has been too many years that my opponent has gone unopposed!
It Is Time…
Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive the best health care regardless of race, religion, sex or income level!
It Is Time…
The Real Estate market is flooding with homes going into Foreclosure. Utility Costs are rising, Fuel prices are sky rocketing on a daily basis and the minimum wage stays the same.
It Is Time…
There are assistance programs for low income households, but what about the Middle Class?
It Is Time…
Our Nursing Homes are under financed and under staffed. This is the possible future for all of us. How do we want to live when it is our turn?
It Is Time…
The Board of Education is more than half of the town’s budget. Tax payers can’t afford more taxes, the town’s are struggling to operate on the limited budget and the Board of Education still must cut teachers and programs. Who is suffering? Our Children – Our Future!
To Quote Hillary Clinton in her August 27, 1996 speech, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”:
“One Thing we know for sure is that change is certain. Progress is not. Progress depends on the choices we make today”.
Thank you for making me your choice
IT IS TIME…!!!

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Contact Steve Collins at scollins@bristolpress.com

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a breath of fresh air. She'll bring lots of life experience and common sense to the job.

Anonymous said...

It isn't courage that is bringing her forward, it's being naive. The Dems in Bristol convinced her that she has a chance when really they are using her as a sacrificial lamb that will end up ruining her reputation in Plymouth. I like that she's on our town council but she has no chance at beating Bill at the State level. Too many of us in Plymouth like Bill, including democrats like me. We have no reason to get rid of him.

Anonymous said...

What pray tell has he done in ten years?

Anonymous said...

What's Dense-ski talking about? Even if you're a tax-payer funded socialized medicine proponent, what evidense is there that our current system discriminates based on race or gender? Is she saying blacks and women generally don't have jobs or do they not make good life decisions?

Actually the system discriminates based on the whether or not you work in the public sector or not. The public sector has gold plated bennies that would bankrupt any private firm.

Sounds like a New York area liberal with no clue as to what the constituents in the distict believe in, need or want.

Bill:
You must beat this person. And I have very little doubt that you won't.

the geek said...

This woman is precisely why I could never be a Democrat.

Take it to her Bill!

Anonymous said...

I agree and as I recall the Dems have been the majority in Hartford for quite some time and these issues have come to fruition under their watch, but they do nothing and just keep on raising taxes. We need a more balanced assembly between parties as right now it is a one party system. The minority party can make noise, but just gets ignored in the end. Replace Bill would just add to the problem in my opinion. Has there ever been a tax decrease in CT?

Odin said...

It's DINO's ("democrat in name only") like you who keep the Republicans in power. Why not be honest and switch parties?

Anonymous said...

She looks like a deer caught in the head lights :)

Anonymous said...

Odin:

I wish you could understand how clue-less you are. But you're right about the DINOs. They aren't selected as delegates to your conventions and you nominate losers like Ned Lamont.

The left which now controls the Dumb-o-crat Party is going to elevate Barak "the appeaser of terrorism" Obama as it's nominee. You will then lose all your DINO voters (the ones who supported Hillary in PA, WV, TX OH, IN, and KY to the Republican nominee Mccain. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

This lady is probably a decent person, but she's obviously cooky as well.

Hamzy wins easily.

Anonymous said...

in 14 years bill has put nothing on the table for plym. he submited one bill that was of any value. SO WHY DO WE NEED HIM ? CUZ HE IS A NICE GUY I DO NOT THINK SO

Anonymous said...

May 21, 2008 9:51 AM
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Well Said !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Odin said...
It's DINO's ("democrat in name only") like you who keep the Republicans in power. Why not be honest and switch parties?

May 21, 2008 11:36 AM
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Apparently you'd like to have all opposition to the extreme left-wing of the party to leave .

Well buddy .... we ain't leaving . We plan on staying and fixing the mess you radicals have made of our once beloved and respected party .

Just because we aren't radical extremists and aren't willing to accept the communist teachings of the current party leadership , does NOT make us D.I.N.O.S.

We WILL regain control of our Party and kick your butts to the curb/gutter , where you belong .

Anonymous said...

This has got to be a joke.

Anonymous said...

How come as I read some of these comments I can't help but think of Plato's Allegory of the Cave?

Legacy of old Dem said...

May 21, 2008 7:37 PM;

LOL, I love it. And I agree that you're right.

Go you old Dem, Go you old Dem, Go you old Dem GO!!

Anonymous said...

Odin said...
It's DINO's ("democrat in name only") like you who keep the Republicans in power.

Republicans in Power?

Where, in Bristol? In Hartford?

The Democrat party has ruled both chambers in Hartford for decades. Same in Bristol.

What exactly are the Republicans in charge of?

Anonymous said...

I don't know where 7:14 has been over the last 14 years but Bill has done much more than just the latest bill that was passed.

All you have to do is go to the state website and search for his name. You will get more hits than you could ever read before the election.

This chic is going to get beaten so bad it will be embarassing. Too bad she has fallen for the Bristol Dems that have convinced her that she has a chance.

Nothing like throwing someone in front of a bus. Consider her political career over because once Bill beats her she will have no credible reputation left which means that she won't even be able to win her own town council seat back.

Anonymous said...

It sounds to me that all the Democrats who are backing Hamzy are just spinless twits or they are jealous because they never got the chance to face him.

For everyone who is backing Hamzy I have one question what has he done for you? He has proposed one bill in 14 years I could do more in 6 months.

I am backing Jackie all the way

Anonymous said...

9:44pm

OK Jacquie - I mean "annonymous". Whatever you say.

You should do your research. If you really believe that Bill has proposed 1 bill in 14 years, your in for a really big reality check.

Anonymous said...

If Ellen Zoppo couldn't beat Bill Hamzy, this person sure doesn't have a chance.

Anonymous said...

For everyone who is backing Hamzy I have one question what has he done for you? He has proposed one bill in 14 years I could do more in 6 months.

FYI

The following is just for the 2008 session. All are either passed or are in active committee. Remember, this is just 2008. There are 45 in this list. 18 he co-sponsored and the remaining 27 he sponsored.

HB05031 AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENT IN LIEU OF TAXES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME TAX ABATEMENT PROGRAM. 

HB05033 AN ACT CONCERNING SEXUAL OFFENDER NAME CHANGES. 

HB05044 AN ACT CONCERNING GOLD STAR FAMILY NUMBER PLATES. 

HB05111 AN ACT CONCERNING STATE EMPLOYEES' LEAVE TIME AND MILITARY SERVICE. 

HB05438 AN ACT CONCERNING MAKING PERMANENT THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR MILITARY SPOUSES. 

HB05545 AN ACT CONCERNING THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR MILITARY CHILDREN AND GRADUATE DEGREES FOR MEMBERS OF THE CONNECTICUT NATIONAL GUARD. 

HB05578 AN ACT CONCERNING REINSTATEMENT PAYMENT STATEMENTS. 

HB05580 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISCHARGE OF LIENS. 

HB05582 AN ACT CONCERNING RECORDING OF MORTGAGE RELEASES. 

HB05631 AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCOME TAX DEDUCTION FOR EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH ORGAN DONATION. 

HB05646 AN ACT CONCERNING VOLUNTEER SERVICE BY PAID EMERGENCY PERSONNEL OR PAID FIREFIGHTERS. 

HB05748 AN ACT CONCERNING TEENAGE DRIVERS. 

HB05818 AN ACT CONCERNING THE SUMMER SAVER REWARDS PROGRAM AND TIME-OF-USE RATES AND ESTABLISHING A FREE NIGHTS PROGRAM. 

HB05875 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN FAMILY RELATIONS MATTERS AND THE NOTIFICATION OF A FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITY. 

SB00428 AN ACT CONCERNING MORTGAGE CLOSING FUNDS AVAILABILITY. 

SB00582 AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECYCLING OF COVERED ELECTRONIC DEVICES. 

SB00688 AN ACT CONCERNING MURDER AND INHERITANCE. 

SB00692 AN ACT CONCERNING THE DNA TESTING OF CONVICTED PERSONS. 

HB05058 AN ACT REDEFINING TERMS CONCERNING THE SPENDING CAP. 

HB05069 AN ACT REDUCING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FEES. 

HB05083 AN ACT CONCERNING A GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS TAX CREDIT. 

HB05087 AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FEDERAL SAVE PROGRAM. 

HB05088 AN ACT CONCERNING HOSPICE SERVICES COVERAGE UNDER MEDICAID. 

HB05095 AN ACT INCREASING THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE ALTERNATIVE INCARCERATION PROGRAM. 

HB05099 AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR THE STATE-WIDE FIREARMS TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE. 

HB05212 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR HIGH HOME ENERGY COSTS. 

HB05227 AN ACT CONCERNING PAYMENT OF THE ESTATE TAX. 

HB05228 AN ACT CONCERNING THE MINIMUM BUSINESS TAX. 

HB05230 AN ACT CONCERNING A DEDUCTION FROM THE ESTATE TAX FOR THE VALUE OF A WORKING FARM. 

HB05233 AN ACT CONCERNING THE INCOME TAX TREATMENT OF RETIREMENT INCOME. 

HB05259 AN ACT CONCERNING A PHASE OUT OF THE ESTATE TAX. 

HB05296 AN ACT CONCERNING A TAX CREDIT FOR CERTAIN MEDICAL EXPENSES. 

HB05314 AN ACT CONCERNING THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR VETERANS. 

HB05344 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR BUSINESSES IN THE STATE'S TOURISM DISTRICTS. 

HB05464 AN ACT CONCERNING INCENTIVES FOR SCHOOLS AND MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS TO USE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CLEANING SUPPLIES. 

HB05465 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER. 

HB05477 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX CREDIT FOR HIGH HOME ENERGY COSTS. 

HB05479 AN ACT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR CONNECTICUT ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. 

HB05555 AN ACT CONCERNING THE CONNECTICUT VIRTUAL LEARNING CENTER. 

HB05559 AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN STUDENTS. 

HB05566 AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR EMPLOYERS OFFERING TELECOMMUTING PROGRAMS. 

HB05567 AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR EMPLOYERS OFFERING ON-SITE CHILD DAY CARE SERVICES. 

HB05568 AN ACT CONCERNING TAX CREDITS FOR CERTAIN EMPLOYERS PARTICIPATING IN A FLEXTIME PROGRAM. 

HB05571 AN ACT CONCERNING THE LOAN OF TEXTBOOKS TO NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

HB05753 AN ACT CONCERNING A DEVELOPMENTAL OFFICER FOR VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. 

Anonymous said...

For everyone who is backing Hamzy I have one question what has he done for you? He has proposed one bill in 14 years I could do more in 6 months.

I am backing Jackie all the way

May 22, 2008 9:44 PM


Hope 8:04pm poster answers that question for you!

Go Hamzy! Go Hamzy!

Anonymous said...

Bill will win this with his eyes closed and no campaigning at all. This woman is wasting her time and energy on something she knows she will lose anyway.

What's the point in running if you know you are going to lose?

geek said...

May 23, 2008 8:04 PM:

Clearly in the leadership position he's in, Hamzy is an accomplished State Representative.

But thank you very much for sharing that information.

Knowing the type of guy Bill Hamzy is, I have no doubt that he does alot in the Legislature for the people in his district and for all of Connecticut.

Anonymous said...

Hamzy has only proposed one bill in 14 years and anyone who says differntly you should know that signing a bill or attaching your name to it means you just want credit for someone elses work!

O yeah and im not Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hamzy has only proposed one bill in 14 years and anyone who says differntly you should know that signing a bill or attaching your name to it means you just want credit for someone elses work!

O yeah and im not Jackie

May 24, 2008 10:37 PM



If this is true then what does "Sponsored" and "Co-Sponsored" mean? I thought that "sponsored" meant that they were the author or proposer of a bill?

And I can't help but wonder how you can be so sure of yourself that he has proposed only one bill in 14 years, unless you have been keeping track of everything he did at the State over the last 14 years.

Which I highly doubt.

Anonymous said...

With Burns out, the democrats can concentrate on Hamzy.

Anonymous said...

Even if it was true that Billy has only propesed one bill in the past 14 years then so what? What we need is less government interference in our lives and more rights restored. Let's start with the elimination of the BS Assault Weapons Ban and finish when we no longer have to press one for english and two for spanish.