Report by Paula Antolini
September 5, 2018, 7:18PM EDT
Senator Toni Boucher Endorsed by CT Realtors
(Wilton, August 29) State Senator Toni Boucher (R-26), was today endorsed by Connecticut Realtors, which represents 17,000 members involved in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut.
A statement from Michael Barbaro, President of Connecticut Realtors, read “Dear Senator Boucher, on behalf of Connecticut REALTORS®, which represents 17,000 members involved in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut, we are pleased to relay our Association has voted to endorse your candidacy for Connecticut’s 26th State Senate District.
“The Association carefully evaluates candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut. Real estate is essential to economic recovery and stability in the state and the nation, and helps to build communities.
“Thank you for your commitment to serve, and we wish you all the best in the election,” he concluded.
In receiving the endorsement, Senator Boucher commented, “I’m very pleased to have once again received the endorsement of Connecticut Realtors. The real estate market is one of the most vital parts of our economy and one of the most important aspects of our families and businesses economic well-being. We need to enact measures in Connecticut that will stimulate our real estate market, create new jobs and make Connecticut once again a place where families and businesses can live and prosper. My plan for achieving this calls for (1) lower taxes on families and businesses, including a phase out of the income, pension, dividend and estate taxes (2) fewer burdensome state regulations (3) less wasteful government spending including renegotiation of unsustainable state labor agreements (4) improved transportation systems with better roads and rails – and no return of tolls on our highways (5) renewed investment in quality education for our communities.”
Senator Boucher is Senate Chief Deputy Majority Leader, Co-Chair of the Education and Transportation Committees and Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. She represents the 26th Senate district which comprises Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton.