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Jane Garibay is always moving forward and taking our community with her. The three term Board of Education President founded the Windsor Education Foundation so she could continue improving our schools while she cared for a terminally ill family member. All the while, she has been working with business to forge links with education to improve our local economy. After 40 years of community leadership, Jane is ready to take her expertise to the Capitol.

See Jane’s Answers to questions asked by CCM of all candidates. (CCM is the state’s largest, nonpartisan organization of municipal leaders, representing towns and cities of all sizes from all corners of the state, with 168 member municipalities.)

Also, see Jane’s Q & A on education, women’s issues, taxes and more for the League of Women Voters 2018 Voters’ Guide

Linking Jobs To Education

We need our schools to prepare children for the career of their choice across all sectors – from health care to STEM to manufacturing. We should invest in stronger career training programs in our public schools, increase opportunities for apprenticeships and internships, and expand access to community college and trade programs. As the former president of Windsor’s Board of Education and a founding partner of the Windsor Education Foundation, I am uniquely qualified to tackle these challenges.

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Repairing Our Business Climate

We need to leverage our existing transportation assets to anchor economic development. The towns in this district have an international airport and two train stations – we should focus on creating walkable, pedestrian friendly communities that raise the quality of life for our current residents and businesses, and attract new employers and residents to the area. Smart investment in transit-oriented development will promote small business growth, expand our tax base and help alleviate the tax burden on our residents.

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Building Our Local Economy

My work with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce has largely been focused on increasing communication between the town, its residents, and our business community. If our local business community thrives, so do our towns. We need to do this at the state level to bring investment into the district as well as get Connecticut’s finances back on track.  

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