FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2018
Contact: Albert Eisenberg
“With strong new leadership, we can make Connecticut once again the best place in the country to live, work and raise a family”
STAMFORD CT – Republican Gubernatorial candidate David Stemerman, a self-made businessman and political outsider,today released a new statewide ad that will run on both broadcast and cable TV and radio that shares his vision for restoring the American Dream – that each generation can do better than the last – for the people of Connecticut:
“The people of Connecticut have been ripped off by career politicians and the union bosses, and they’ve been left holding the bag for the outrageous deals we cannot afford,” David Stemerman said today. “It’s time for an outsider as Governor who can fix this mess and restore the promise of the American Dream, that each generation does better than the last, for the people of Connecticut. I’m the only candidate in the race that can restore this dream.”
“I’ve made my money and I don’t owe the Hartford insiders a thing,” Stemerman continued. “After Dan Malloy’s disastrous Administration, let’s open a new chapter for Connecticut and bring back the place that drew me and my family here in the first place. With strong new leadership, we can make Connecticut once again the best place in the country to live, work and raise a family. We can Save Connecticut.”
I ’m David Stemerman.
The people of Connecticut are getting ripped off.
Career politicians and union bosses cut outrageous deals they knew we couldn’t afford.
And now taxpayers and workers are left holding the bag.
I’ve made my money. I don’t owe anybody anything.
I’ll restructure these disastrous deals.
And then, we’ll cut taxes for everyone and create jobs.
I believe in the American Dream.
With hard work, each generation does better than the last.
I came to Connecticut to get a job.
I chose to raise my five children and start my business here.
Because it was the best place in the country to live, work, and raise a family.
With strong new leadership, your support, and us all coming together, it can, and it will be great again!
Join me. Let’s save Connecticut.
BACKGROUND: David and his wife have been proud to raise their five children in Connecticut where he started his own business, Conatus Capital, ten years ago, and built it from a single desk to a multi-billion dollar business. He understands what causes businesses to succeed and fail, what works and what doesn’t. And most importantly, he knows what it takes to grow jobs and wages, and has a track record of delivering results.
Stemerman has gone to the Capital to lay out an ambitious agenda to eliminate conflicts of interest that have rigged our elections and legislative process, and to give control of government back to the people. He has been endorsed as the best of the five candidates by the Hartford Courant, whose editorial board stated: “David Stemerman holds to Republican principles while offering a clear, realistic and workable vision for the future.” Stemerman has also been recognized by the Courant as “alone among the candidates” – of either party – to lay out specific and credible plans to save Connecticut from a looming financial crisis. Stemerman’s plans will build on Connecticut’s former strengths to turn around the moving vans and grow our economy for families and job-creators.
He is also the only candidate in either party to provide a detailed plan to cut taxes for all residents and employers to make our state affordable and competitive so we can keep and attract jobs and families. Stemerman proposes cutting taxes by $3 billion a year, including reducing the state’s seven income tax brackets to three at 0%/4%/5%, eliminating the death, gift and entity taxes and cutting the corporate tax rate to 5%. His plan pays for these tax cuts by cost savings and eliminating special deals and exemptions in the tax code.
Lastly, Stemerman is also the only candidate in either party to propose a detailed plan to rebuild and upgrade Connecticut’s failing transportation infrastructure. He proposes attracting billions of dollars of private investment to upgrade Connecticut’s roads, trains and airports, including adding lanes to our major highways, getting the train from New York City to Stamford in 30 minutes, Bridgeport in 45 minutes and New Haven in 60 minutes and developing a major regional airport in Southern Connecticut.
Other candidates offer vague promises to balance the budget, cut taxes and spending and grow jobs. Only Stemerman proposes a credible plan that will deliver results for the people of Connecticut.