Three Bristol Republicans, Henri Martin, Whit Betts and Cara Christine Pavalock-D’Amato, announced they are seeking re-election for state office in 2018.
Here is a quick snapshot of the candidates in under 350 words because Boardman is going to IKEA this morning despite my misgivings.
Henri Martin State Senator, (R31)
Martin is seeking office in the 31st District, according to the press release issued in Sanskrit by the three-term state senator.
“Give ’em Hell Henri” is a State Senator by day and a real estate guy by night. The only thing missing is a red cape.
A top priority for Senator Martin is the state deficit. Or, is it? “I am happy there is a state deficit of epic proportions because it gives me something to campaign on,” Mr. Martin told Boardman telepathically.
Whit Betts State Representative (R-78)
Whitt Betts, the gentleman of Bristol politics, has served admirably and adeptly during his tenure in the state legislature. Not only that but he is the longest serving member of the trio.
“I have served for eight years and I do believe in term limits but not until I qualify for my state pension, which will be in two years!” he explained to Boardman over a bottle of 1959 Chateau Lafite.
Cara Christine Pavalock- D’Amato, State Representatives (R-77)
Cara Christine Pavalock-D’Amato has the longest name in Bristol politics with middle names, hyphens and surnames combined; it gives Boardman a headache.
During her four years in Hartford, Cara has begun to develop an independent streak as she bucked the system and voted against a negotiated bipartisan budget, which Boardman likes and respects.
The U.S. Constitution is a priority for Cara, telling Boardman while hand washing her Ann Taylor nylons, “I love freedom of speech as long as that speech does not criticize me.”
She is also a supporter of the 2nd Amendment because blah, blah, blah. However, where she stands on the quartering of troops as written in the Third Amendment or the Commerce Clause (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3) remains a mystery.
Meanwhile on the other side crickets.
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