Tolland Day of Action

To DTC Members & Friends:
On Saturday, August 27th, Tolland is hosting a Day of Action, knocking on doors across our town. This will be a coordinated event to support the Joe Courtney Campaign, Arlene Avery Campaign, and Susan Eastwood Campaign.
Volunteers should arrive at 9:30AM at the Tolland Library parking lot to meet with organizers, speak with candidates, and grab refreshments. Volunteers as individuals or in teams of two will head out to knock on doors at 10AM, to return by 1pm at the latest.
If you would like to attend either event, or would like to find other ways to help out the campaigns, please RSVP to Dale Thompson ( from the Courtney campaign.
You can also RSVP at the Facebook Event, linked here: . All Democrats and Unaffiliated supporters in town and surrounding areas are invited to join in, so share with your friends/neighbors.
Hope to see you there!
Democratically Yours
Steve Jones
Tolland Democratic Town Committee

DTC August Meeting

To DTC Members & Friends:

Our August meeting will be Thursday, August 4th, from 7:30pm-9pm at the Tolland Recreation Center. We expect candidates for State House/Senate and a representative from the Courtney campaign in attendance to give campaign updates. We will have discussions regarding our Fall fundraiser, involvement throughout the campaign season, and updates from our local officials on the big issues in town.

An agenda and July minutes will be sent out before the meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Democratically Yours
Steve Jones
Tolland Democratic Town Committee

Vacancies on Tolland Boards/Commissions

To DTC Members & Friends:
 As you are all aware, there are a number of vacancies for boards/commissions in town. One of our top vacancies we would like to fill is a Democratic alternate for the Zoning Board of Appeals, which must be approved by the Tolland DTC before being sent to the Town Council for approval.
If you know of a friend/neighbor (preferably a registered Democrat, but can be Unaffiliated as well) in town that may have interest in serving on the ZBA, or any other board/commission in town, please send them our way! or
Attached is a link to the full list of board/commission vacancies in town:
Democratically Yours
Steve Jones
Tolland Democratic Town Committee

Reminder: July DTC Meeting TOMORROW

To TDTC Members & Friends:

This is a reminder that our next monthly meeting is TOMORROW, Thursday, July 7th, from 7:30pm-9pm located at the Tolland Recreation Center, 104 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084.

Special guests include candidates from 53rd/8th House Races, the 35th Senate Race, Emily Boushee (Outreach Assistant for Sen. Chris Murphy), and others.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Parade and Meeting Reminder

Tomorrow is the annual Tolland Memorial Day Parade. All Democrats are invited to attend and march with the Tolland Democratic Town Committee. Parking will be available at the Star Hardware lot.

We will be convening around 12pm, with a 1pm step off time for the parade, which takes approximately 30-60 minutes. We will conclude at the Tolland Intermediate School fields. Attendees not staying for the ceremony can either walk through the field adjacent to Tolland Recreation Center to reach the Senior Center lot OR walk through TIS property and the Town Hall and walk back along the town green.

Candy will be provided for anyone with children who would like to toss candy out to bystanders, but feel free to bring some as well (and buckets!)

In addition, our monthly DTC meeting is THURSDAY, June 2nd, 7:30pm-9pm at the Tolland Recreation Center. Political candidates will be in attendance, as well as active discussions on our 2016 Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser, The Tolland Village Area, Charter Revision and more. We hope to see you there!

Susan Eastwood Nominated for the 53rd State House District


For more information, contact: Susan Eastwood:  860-428-5304

Susan Eastwood Nominated as Democratic Candidate for the 53rd State House District.

53rd State Assembly Democratic Candidate

Susan Eastwood, Democratic Candidate for the 53rd State House Race

On Tuesday evening, delegates from Ashford, Tolland and Willington gathered to nominate Susan Eastwood as the Democratic candidate for the 53rd State House district.

Susan is a long time member of the Ashford Board of Finance, and formerly served on the Planning and Zoning Commission. She is also a Commissioner on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and has a long record fighting for the victims of domestic violence with the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Interval House domestic violence agency. As Chair of the Clean Energy Task Force, she coordinated a very successful Solarize program for four local towns and brought solar installations to municipal buildings in Ashford. Susan lives in Ashford, CT and works as the Director of Communications for the Coalition for a Safe and Health Connecticut.

“I am proud that we were able to lower taxes for the residents of Ashford this year. This is a tough time for families and we need a Representative who will listen to the residents of our district and fight for the issues that matter,” Eastwood said. “It’s time to restore accountability and elect someone willing to work for us.”

She went on to say “I am committed to getting our budget under control, protecting municipal aid, and stepping up to the plate on local issues. Whether it be crumbling foundations, bringing good jobs to our district, working for property tax reform, or protecting our environment, I’ll go to bat for our towns.”

“We need someone who will actually fight for our interests in Hartford and wants to provide meaningful solutions to the problems we face. Susan’s opponent has constantly provided out-of-touch solutions like peddling ‘quick fixes’ to long-term crumbling foundations that have only been proven to make matters worse,” said Steven Jones, Chairman of the Tolland Democratic Town Committee.

“We need a Representative with Susan’s proven record of accomplishment and service at the local, regional and state levels to work for us. Our present state representative has not shown the leadership we deserve in dealing with the problems our towns are facing,” added Ashford Democratic Town Chairman Janet Bellamy.

“Susan Eastwood will be a great State Representative,” said Willington Democratic Town Committee Treasurer Richard Maloney. “I’ve known Susan for years, and I know we can count on her values, her passion, and her willingness to stand up for us.”

“There is no better time to elect Susan Eastwood to represent us in Hartford,” Rick Field, Chairman of the Tolland Town Council said in his nomination speech on Tuesday night.

Susan Eastwood is the Democratic candidate running for Connecticut’s 53rd State House district.