123rd District: Neighbor and advocate

My name is Tom Christiano, and I am a neighbor, advocate, and a Democrat with life-long and deep roots in Trumbull. As a fellow member of the community, I am running as a candidate for the State Assembly seat in the 123 District, to represent the Town of Trumbull. I formerly was a State Representative in the district that was mostly comprised of Fairfield with a portion of Trumbull, and I worked effectively across party lines with State Representative T.R. Row to achieve significant changes for the families and businesses of Trumbull. As a State Rep, I served on the Planning and Development, and Environment and Health committees. Locally, I was majority leader for Trumbull's Town Council, where I authored the senior tax relief program, the tax freeze, as well as author of the tax abatement programs for Fire Department Personnel and EMS members. For the past few years, I have been focused on family, my children's education, sports and activities, and my businesses which have required much attention during these challenging economic times.

I ask that you vote for me. If the Trumbull community elects me on November 6th, my objective and charge will be to continue to protect and advocate successfully for the people of Trumbull, our families, our jobs, and our businesses in a balanced, passionate and result orientated manner. I have delivered for Trumbull before and I am prepared and eager to do it again. I am honored, prepared and ready to take the mantel from the retiring Representative T. R. Row, and carry his passion and commitment for the Town of Trumbull into the future. A vote for me is a guarantee that you will have a strong voice representing you in Hartford, and a champion on your side for issues that hit home.

I live at 831 White Plains Road in the heart of Trumbull's Town Center, and I am a lifelong resident. My wife, Kathleen Maher, works as the director of the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, and my son Teige, is a freshman in college studying archeology, and my son Lliam is a freshman in high school.

I am a businessman and entrepreneur, owning various Connecticut businesses; a mini self storage facility in Newtown, a construction company, and I own and manage various properties in Fairfield County. I received a bachelor's degree from State University of New York, College at Cortland in 1985, and played semi -pro and professional hockey in the Continental and International Hockey Leagues from 1985 through 1986.

I have always valued the thoughts and suggestions of my community, and you are always welcome to reach me at 203-414-7990, or email me at TChristiano3@yahoo.com.