Welcome to STEVE MESKERS 4 GREENWICH

Fiscally Responsible, Socially Liberal

My name is Stephen Meskers. My wife Monica and I have lived in Old Greenwich for 21 years. Our children Christian, Victoria and Isabel are graduates of the Greenwich Public School System. I have been an active member of the RTM for 14 years, currently serving as vice chair of the Education Committee and want to bring my experience and insight to Hartford as your State Representative, making sure we have a voice at the table and a say in what is important for us here in Greenwich.

I am a fiscal conservative and a social liberal. I think it is fair to say that we are in difficult times with the roll back of our rights in Washington and I am running to protect those rights: voting rights, access to healthcare, women's rights and to ensure a clean environment that nurtures Long Island Sound. Today in Connecticut, we face numerous challenges of living in a slow growth/no growth state and need desperately to fix and grow our economy. We need roads and rail and infrastructure to make our state attractive to new businesses and to grow the businesses we already have. We need to fix and rebuild our cities to make them vibrant job centers for our youth. Economic growth is the engine that will carry us forward.

So what brought me to this point? Well, I thought about the good fortune I have had in life and I am determined to give back to my wonderful community. I believe I have the skills and heart to do this job. The times call for caring people to step up to the plate in Hartford. I am running to be your State Representative for the 150th district and I humbly ask for your support.

Why I Am Running

From the environment to healthcare to education, we are moving in the wrong direction. Our Sound needs cleaning, our roads and rails need fixing. Our children deserve a better tomorrow. Our choice matters in D.C. and in Hartford.

“After 14 years of service in the RTM I repeatedly stepped forward and fought as an advocate for our kids from Hamilton Ave to Glenville to New Lebanon. I am proud of my record of fighting for and consistently voting to help our kids in all of the neighborhoods of our town.”

“I love this State and can’t sit back as our roads and rails become choke points in economic development. We need to lower taxes and eliminate the loopholes that hurt our small business owners and only serve special interests. We need to get back to a growth agenda that will rebuild our infrastructure and train our kids for good paying jobs. It’s time we stepped up to the plate and prepared our kids with real skills for the real world. That means skills that translate into well-paying jobs.”

“Clean water and clean air should be our birthright. We need to remove the nitrogen from our wastewater treatment and improve the water quality of our beautiful Sound.”

HELP US MOVE THINGS FORWARD

We had a hard fight to get the New Lebanon School project started. I am proud to say that we will finally have a school with decent sized classrooms and instructional space in New Lebanon. But battles are looming on classroom size and early childhood education. Count on me to fight to ensure that the resources are there for our children.

IT IS TIME TO FIX OUR ROADS AND RAILS, BECAUSE GETTING TO WORK IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THE HARDEST PART OF YOUR JOB.

We sit for hours in our cars and no one in Hartford seems to care. There is way too much time playing politics and not enough time spent fixing our infrastructure.

OUR BIGGEST FIXABLE PROBLEM IS TRANSPORT AND YET NOTHING IS GETTING DONE IN HARTFORD TO FIX IT.

Connecticut has some of the worst traffic in the nation, with snarls that cost drivers about 20 gallons of wasted fuel and dozens of hours of lost time each year — and things are likely to get worse, a new report says.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the traffic monitoring firm INRIX say the Bridgeport-Stamford area is the second-most congested area of its size in the nation, and motorists there spent an average of 49 hours in traffic tieups each year.

Among similar, medium-sized cities, only Honolulu had worst traffic, the study said. The “Urban Mobility Scorecard” , released Wednesday, said Hartford was the fifth most congested medium-sized city in the nation, with drivers spending an average of 45 hours per year in traffic delays. New Haven came in 11th, with an average of 40 hours per year in traffic jams.

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