STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 128 CANDIDATES

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ETHAN BOOK

Republican candidate for State Representative, 128th District (Bridgeport)
Campaign website: www.ethanforbpt.com
Occupation: Owner/operator of limousine service business
Previous Elected Offices: Town of Fairfield Representative Town Meeting

What is your education story?

Graduated with honors - Frederick High School, Frederick, MD. 2.5 years in sciences at Houghton College, Houghton, NY - Dean’s List. BA In Business Administration at Azusa University, Asuza, CA - with honors. Masters of International Management at Thunderbird School of Global Management - with honors- student body president.

If kids aren’t reading on grade level by third grade, research is clear that they’re less likely to graduate.
75% of third-graders in Bridgeport aren’t reading on grade level. What will you do to change this if elected? 

This is a complex question. Dealing with this would require changes in practices and attitudes regarding 1) parental involvement in school programs, 2) more after-school programs, 3) how government agencies and courts deal with domestic matters; present practices tend to weaken family structure, 4) imbalanced government responses against males for criminal issues, 5) the long-term process of the secularization of government (i.e., some people attempting to take God out of public schools).

Should Bridgeport receive increased education funding from the state? Why or why not?

Absolutely! Bridgeport should receive its fair share of state funding for education.

Why do you believe Bridgeport residents should vote for you? 

I’m thoughtful. I attempt to deal with causes of problems before jumping to politically convenient or popular solutions. This is better over the long view.

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LUIS COLON

Republican candidate for State Representative, 128th District (Bridgeport)
Campaign website: www.ct-process.com
Occupation: Photographer, Justice of the Peace
Previous Elected Offices: None

What is your education story?

High School, CPI Computer Electronics Technical School

If kids aren’t reading on grade level by third grade, research is clear that they’re less likely to graduate.
75% of third-graders in Bridgeport aren’t reading on grade level. What will you do to change this if elected? 

Look to change the ways students are taught and creating curriculums that grasp at the imagination. 

Should Bridgeport receive increased education funding from the state? Why or why not?

Yes. To change how children are taught, funding is necessary to bring creative tools to the classroom. I also believe that the educators need courses in new and innovative technics to bring to the classroom, which also cost money. Our Children are our greatest assets for our future. I’d like to see Christian values taught in our schools again.

Why do you believe Bridgeport residents should vote for you? 

We need to protect our children from this declining morality plaguing this nation and we need to address this problem right away. I believe that children are being exposed to negative ideas in our schools approved by a system that excludes God and Christian values. We need laws that will give parents a say in how we educate our children without the interference of the state. 


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