Mike Demicco, candidate for State Representative in the 21st Assembly District, received the endorsement of two important education groups in Connecticut. The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the American Association of University Professors (CSU-AAUP) praised Demicco for his commitment to children, teachers and public education.
“CEA is pleased to announce the endorsement of your candidacy for CT State House of Representatives in the 2012 elections,” said Sheila Cohen, CEA President. “The citizens of this state will be fortunate to have you in the legislature.”
Demicco vowed to fight to improve education for all children to help them grow intellectually and gain the skills to be successful citizens here in Connecticut’s 21st century economy.
College professors threw their support behind Demicco and his long-term support for higher education. “CSU-AAUP is pleased to endorse your candidacy for election to the state legislature,” wrote Julian Madison, Political Committee Chair. “This endorsement is a result of careful consideration of your position…that you recognize the needs of public higher education in Connecticut.” The group’s faculty membership is from the four State Universities, Central in New Britain, Eastern in Willimantic, Southern in New Haven and Western in Danbury.
“Education is so important to our children, our economy and our future,” said Mike Demicco, a longtime town Councilman and education advocate. “We need more state funds to prepare our children for the future. We’re getting the same amount of state funds that we got last year and are among only a small handful of towns across the state being flat funded again. We need a stronger voice in Hartford to go to bat for the children and our future.”
“As a parent and Board of Education member I have always seen Mike vote as an advocate for education and the town,” said Ellen Siuta. “He will be a balanced, stronger voice for all of us.”
Submitted by Campaign to Elect Mike Demicco.