Press release from state Sen. Tom Colapietro, a Bristol Democrat:
Bristol Senator Tom Colapietro received the Democratic nomination for State Senate Monday night. A moderate crowd filled the town council chambers as thirty-six delegates made their unanimous decision.
“I’m very pleased with the outcome of tonight. I fight hard to make sure that my constituents get their fair share and I know that in all my years in office, I’ve been a strong advocate for my district,” said Senator Colapietro. “Receiving this nomination is proof that the people of the 31st agree and would like to see experience and leadership continue to stand on their behalf.”
The nomination was made by Harwinton First Selectman Frank Chiaramonte and seconded by State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville).
“Tom has always been there to help whenever Harwinton needed something,” said First Selectman Frank Chiaramonte. “He helped coordinate resources to fix the entrance to Harwinton Cemetery and also secured a grant for $420,000 for renovations and construction of an additional building for the Harwinton Volunteer Ambulance Association among many other things.”
“I have worked with Tom for a long time and have appreciated his communication whenever something needed to be done. He always picked up the phone and included me when it came to Bristol. I have a deep respect for the work that he has done and look forward to continuing our work together.” said Representative Boukus.
Senator Colapietro stated that while the last two years have been tough, with budgetary and fiscal restraints compounding the process, he expects the next two to be even tougher. “I understand the situation we are in and think that we all may have to hurt a little to get through it. People want results and are anxious for the economy to improve,” said the Senator. “I’m not the type of guy to run from a challenge and while I am actively campaigning for reelection, I still have a job to do in Hartford. I’m ready for the difficulties that face us in the future and stand prepared with my sleeves rolled up.”
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