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George S. Logan – for State Senate, 17th District

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George S. Logan is the Republican candidate for State Senate to represent the towns of the 17th District – Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge. It is his belief Connecticut has suffered too long at the hands of the political class. Record debt, historic tax increases on the Middle Class, punishing rules have dimmed the future for the next generation at all economic levels.

Mr. Logan believes a prosperous future for all requires new thinking in Hartford to unleash the potential of our people. And while this is Mr. Logan’s first attempt at elected office, he is no stranger to public service.

During the course of his life, Mr. Logan has supervised numerous projects that have benefited consumer and businesses while devoting his spare time to various community based causes that have improved the quality of life for thousands of families.

Mr. Logan began his formal education at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, then earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Trinity College and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport.

He has spent most of his professional life working through the ranks of the largest private water company in the state – Aquarion – where he learned every aspect of providing clean drinking water to customers. During this time, Mr. Logan has engaged in capital projects, sustainability programs, alternative energy programs, watershed maintenance, environmental compliance, natural resources management and government relations.

At each stage of responsibility, Mr. Logan earned the trust of numerous local officials, environmental organizations, property owners, government officials and businesses – to complete capital improvements to the water delivery system.

Mr. Logan believes his successful career as a manager and problem solver will be essential to getting Connecticut’s economy growing for everyone. He believes action is immediately needed to responsibility modify state regulation and taxes that destroys hard work, investment and short changes the necessary priorities of government.

Offering his experience and volunteer time is an essential part of Mr. Logan’s life, including being a girl’s basketball coach at Assumption School and as a board member for Griffin Hospital, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA and Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut.

Mr. Logan lives in Ansonia with his wife, Lisa, who is a Registered Nurse for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; his son, Hunter – a PSAT National Merit Award Finalist at Notre Dame and daughter Tracey – a freshman at Saint Joseph’s School in Trumbull. Tracey is also a member of St. Joseph’s track and field team.

Special Meeting

The Hamden Republican Town Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Miller Library-Senior Center Social Hall, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT, 06518 to elect town delegates to the 2016 Connecticut Republican Convention. Registered Republicans of Hamden are invited to attend.

Bob Anthony Pasta Dinner 5/20

Don’t forget to come on down to the fundraiser for Bob Anthony’s mayoral election, it will be held at Dunbar Hill, Fire Station 8, 420 Dunbar Hill road, Hamden. on May 20th.

Starts at 5:30.

Enjoy great food, have an opportunity to meet Bob, and hear about his plan to make Hamden a great town. Tickets will sell for $10.00 per person at the door.

Service

Phil Tripp has just unleashed his first television ad: “Service.” The ad will air on local cable stations in the weeks to come.

Service to country and community has always been an essential part of Phil Tripp’s life story. From his years of military duty to his time as elected representative in Ansonia, Phil Tripp has embraced the opportunity to work hard in the best interest of others.

Share it with your friends and family.

Let the 17th District know that Phil Tripp is ready to serve…again!

HERBST: NAPPIER NOT TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT PENSION FUND PERFORMANCE

Trumbull, CT- On the campaign trail, State Treasurer Denise Nappier has consistently touted the balance of the pension fund and a single year 2014 performance in an effort to mask the underlying issues facing the state’s beleaguered pension funds. But like most of Ms. Nappier’s statements about her track record over the last 16 years, she has failed to acknowledge reality.

According to the highly regarded and respected investment advisory firm Cliffwater’s 2014 Annual Report on State Pension Asset Allocation and Performance:

“Public pensions are today grappling with how to achieve actuarial expected returns in a low growth, low interest rate world. Our 2014 Report on State Pension Asset Allocation and Performance tracks changes in investment strategy among state pension systems and examines performance over the last 10 years.” The “returns range from 5.9% to 8.8% with a 7.2% median return.”

However, Connecticut has not even achieved its own measurements or benchmarks. According to the State of Connecticut’s Combined Investment Funds 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report the Teachers and State Employees funds total return did not meet their own benchmarks on an annualized bases looking back 3, 5, 10 years.

Below please find a chart outlining the 3, 5 and 10 year benchmarks for the TRF, SRF and MRF:

Fund 3 years 5 years 10 years
Teacher’s Retirement Fund 10.18% 4.58% 7.04%
TERF Custom Benchmark 10.93% 4.97% 7.14%
The State Employee’s Retirement Fund 10.34% 4.40% 6.89%
SERF Custom Benchmark 11.16% 5.01% 7.15%
Municipal Employees Retirement Fund 9.08% 4.45% 6.78%
MEFT Custom Benchmark 10.48% 5.29% 7.41%

According to Denise Nappier and the State of Connecticut’s Combined Investment Funds 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.  None of the three largest funds, Teachers, State Employees and Municipal Employees beat the median return of 7.2% referenced in the Cliffwater report.

“The underperformance of just three years (2010-2013) of Denise Nappier’s investment management, missing the benchmark on over $26 Billion dollars in investments has cost the retirees, current employees and the taxpayers of Connecticut $600 million dollars,” said Tim Herbst, Republican candidate for State Treasurer.

“Ms. Nappier is clearly cherry-picking reports, rather than being honest with Connecticut voters and pensioners about the state of these funds,” said Herbst. “For the last ten years the state’s pension funds have underperformed our own expectations, adding to the ever-mounting unfunded liabilities and putting the burden on taxpayers and putting pensions at risk.”

John Ratzenberger to Appear on Behalf of Phil Tripp

Residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck and Woodbridge!

PHIL TRIPP

Candidate for State Senator, Invites You and Your Children to Meet

JOHN RATZENBERGER

Monday, October 20th, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
Saint Sebastian Club, 86 Father Salemi Drive, Ansonia

John, host of the popular documentary series, Made in America, is a renowned actor. His voice characterizations have been featured in all of the Pixar movies, and he is well-known for his acclaimed role on the long-running hit sitcom, Cheers. A Connecticut resident, John is one of America’s leading champions of protecting and reviving American manufacturing jobs.

This FREE EVENT is open to all residents of the 17th Senate District
Please RSVP: Call 203-516-5606 or email trippforct@gmail.com

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