As a longtime resident of Windsor Locks, I am endorsing State Representative Jane Garibay for a second term in the 60th District.  Jane currently serves on the Aging, Commerce, and Transportation Committees.

 

In Jane’s first term as our State Representative, Jane was instrumental in guaranteeing that the taxes collected for the rental cars in Windsor Locks would go to Windsor Locks, instead of the State of Connecticut; hence, Jane’s strong leadership resulted in Windsor Locks saving $6 million in 2019.   Jane wrote and introduced the “Veterans in the Workforce” bill along with Tami Zawistowski(R-Granby/Suffield).  This bi-partisan bill allows veterans with prior experience and training in the heating and cooling industry to forego State of Connecticut training requirements in order to obtain a license.   Jane is a great proponent of families and small businesses.  Jane voted for the Paid Family and Medical Leave policy and also voted in favor of a bill that provided loans to small businesses that work on innovation.   Jane’s commitment to reducing taxes for residents receiving Social Security and pension income was evident when she voted for a bill reducing and eventually eliminating taxes on these two forms of income by 2024.

 

Jane was one of the first two hundred residents of Connecticut to contract the Coronavirus in early March and during this pandemic, Jane worked tirelessly with individuals resolving unemployment benefit issues, assisted local businesses in obtaining loans, and helped Stonebrook Village Senior Living Center on Old County Road (W.L.) obtain much needed PPE.

 

Jane created the Connecticut Main Street Group along with State Rep. Quentin Phipps.  This legislative action group will review existing policies, identify opportunities to support local “Downtowns”, and address the concerns regarding neglected downtown areas and the need to restore and revitalize the areas and spark growth.

 

In closing, Jane has devoted the majority of her life to public service and her focus and actions in the General Assembly reflect her commitment to the residents of Windsor Locks and Windsor.  Jane is an effective communicator, a woman of integrity, and works diligently for her constituents.  Please re-elect Jane Garibay for her second term as the State Representative from the 60th district!  Thank you.