On Saturday, September 20th, the Tolland Democratic Town Committee will be serving ice cream at the Tolland Town Hall from 11am-3pm. We will have our Democratic Candidates for the 8th, 53rd, and Probate Judge serving ice cream alongside our DTC membership.
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Anthony Ortiz (D-Cloumbia), Democratic Candidate for the 8th State House District.
Our Democratic Candidate Anthony Ortiz is poised to retake the 8th State House District (Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, and Vernon).
But he cannot do it without our support. He is only a dozen contributions away from qualifying for the CT Citizen’s Election program, which requires 150 contributions and $5,000 from in-district (Columbia, Coventry, Tolland, and Vernon) residents.
Campaign to operate out of historic Willington Mill Works
Tolland Town Councilman Rick Field’s 2014 campaign has opened its election headquarters in the historic Willington Mill Works building. Field is running for State Representative in the 53rd Assembly District which includes the towns of Ashford, Tolland and Willington.
Constructed in the 1860s, the Willington Mill Works complex is located at 156 River Rd (Route 32) in Willington, CT. Originally home to the Gardner Hall, Jr. Company, a maker of spooled threads from 1860-1954, the industry heritage of the company was adopted into the Willington town seal in 1919.
Field said he is excited about the location of the headquarters noting it is convenient for residents of all three towns in the district to visit. “This is a perfect spot to work on this year’s election effort and I encourage anyone interested in joining us to stop by, even if it is to just say hi, discuss some issues or to check out this beautiful historic building,” he said. Owned and managed by the Buccino family since 1962, the building has served as home over the years to a variety of businesses ranging from manufacturing, research & development, retail, professional offices and art studios. Building occupancy is presently at 98%, up from a recession low of 8% just four years ago.
The Field 2014 campaign team occupies suite 2102. A grand opening will be held on August 23 at 7pm.
Field will continue to listen to the concerns of residents in the Ashford, Tolland, and Willington by going door-to-door, as well as sending issue mailings and making phone calls.
“If you see me out in the community, please say hello,” he said. “It’s important that everyone who wants to share their opinions and concerns gets to do so on a personal basis – that’s my goal.”
Field is a long-time Tolland resident, having served on Tolland’s Board of Education for three terms and currently serving his 6th term on the Tolland Town Council. Field is retired from Pratt & Whitney and a Veteran of the US Army.
A reminder to TDTC members and interested Democrats that there will be NO JULY MEETING. We will, however, be holding out monthly Outreach Subcommittee meeting on Thursday, July 17th, from 7:30-9pm at a location TBD (likely the Tolland Town Hall).
Our next regular meeting is Thursday, August 7th, 7:30-9pm at Tolland Town Hall, conference room B.