UNITED STATES SENATOR CANDIDATES

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MATTHEW COREY

Republican Party
Campaign Website: www.coreyforsenate.com
Occupation: Small business owner
Previous Elected Offices: None

What is your education story?

I have some Community College. I have served Honorably in the United States Navy. I have owned two small
businesses one for 30 years and the other for 16 years.

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?

I believe in school choice. I believe the money should follow the child.

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

Candiate declined to respond.

Why do you believe Bridgeport residents should vote for you?

Candiate declined to respond. 

 

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Richard Lion

Libertarian Party
Campaign Website: www.RichardLion.com
Occupation: Fish Lure mManufacturer
Previous Elected Offices: None

What is your education story?

Certificate in business from Manchester Community College.

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? 

Nothing, I am running for U.S. Senate, not Bridgeport School Board. I would recommend homeschooling
to most parents.

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

I am running for federal office, not state.

Why do you believe Bridgeport residents should vote for you? 

I have run for office more than the Democrat and the Republican combined, I still have not taken even one penny in campaign contributions or public funding. I am your only choice to get big money our of politics. In the year 2001, I ran for Mayor of Hartford. I said if elected I would legalize marijuana in Hartford. Because of our close proximity to NYC Hartford would have more money than Colorado.

 
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Chris Murphy

Democratic & Working Families Party
Declined to Responed

 

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Jeff Russell

Green Party
Campaign Website: http://www.greensenate.us
Occupation: Disabled
Previous elected offices: None

What is your education story?

I entered public school with multiple, severe 'learning disabilities' at a time when virtually all of them were unrecognized. Most of the best education I have gotten, I had to do myself. Public education is the most important investment that is made with public funds. I received short shrift largely due to ignorance. Today, too many children are getting short shrift because for profit interests are working to usurp that public money for profit.

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?

Public schools need support at the federal level. Recently, all they have been getting is attacks. i would work to repeal common core, no child left behind, and end mandated high stakes testing.

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

Bridgeport should receive more support for education, from wherever it can come from, solely because the children of Bridgeport need it. There is no reason that can be more important.

Why do you believe Bridgeport residents should vote for you?

Because both major parties, especially at the federal level, are far too beholding to corporate interests. They will pay far more attention to the needs of the defense contractors in the district than the needs of the people. I won't. People before Profits.


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