November 1, 2018

NewsTimes Endorsement: Allie-Brennan for the 2nd District

The contest to represent the sprawling 2nd District is a match-up of two years ago. Republican Will Duff won in 2016 with a scant 280 votes more than Democrat Raghib Allie-Brennan. This time Allie-Brennan should gain the necessary support of the district. He is better able to fight for the urban requirements of Danbury alongside the suburban needs of Bethel, …

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October 16, 2018

Duff, Allie-Brennan again compete for state House District 2 seat

Originally published on NewsTimes.com BETHEL — The two candidates for District 2 in the state House of Representatives differ on gun laws, how to fix Connecticut’s economy and pay for transportation projects. The race is a rematch of the 2016 election, when Republican Will Duff narrowly beat Democrat Allie-Brennan. Both live in Bethel and are active in the community. They …

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October 16, 2018

Allie-Brennan ‘well versed’ in district issues

Originally published on Newstimes.com  This past week the nation recognized the one-year mark of the deadliest mass shooting by an individual in the United States. On Oct. 1, 2017, the Las Vegas shooter opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds in 10 minutes. The tragedy prompted a debate on bump stocks, used in this …

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April 4, 2018

Allie-Brennan Supports Bump Stock Ban

April 4, 2018 | Press Release Bethel, CT: On Tuesday April 3, 2018, the Judiciary Committee of the Connecticut Assembly voted – overwhelmingly and with a broad, bipartisan coalition, in support of legislation to ban “bump stocks” and “ghost guns.” Bump stocks – devices that allow a shooter to fire more rounds, faster – were a major factor in last …

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March 13, 2018

Republicans Vote to Block McDonald Nomination

March 13, 2018 | Press Release   BETHEL, CT: Yesterday, Bethel State Representative William Duff (R-­‐2) along with 68 other Republicans voted against the nomination of former legislator and current associate justice  Andrew  McDonald  to  be  the next Chief Justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court. McDonald, a member of the Connecticut Supreme Court since 2011, has been widely praised …

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March 13, 2018

Statement on CT Transportation Funding

March 13, 2018 Connecticut’s special transportation fund will start running a deficit in 2019. The bottom line is that it is up to the legislature to address transportation funding. This funding crisis has been years in the making. All we heard at the March 5th Danbury Transportation Forum were legislators passing the buck to the Commissioner, complaining about past mistakes, …

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February 1, 2018

Allie-Brennan Asks Department of Transportation Commissioner to Hold Public Hearing in Danbury

February 1, 2018 | Press Release Bethel, CT: 2nd District State Assembly candidate Raghib Allie-Brennan, today sent a formal request to Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James P. Redeker asking that he schedule an additional public hearing in Danbury on proposed fare increases and service reductions to the Danbury Line. On Tuesday, January 30, CTDOT announced a series of …

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January 25, 2018

Allie-Brennan to run against Duff for state representative

As published on Aspetuck.news Will he win the second time around? Democrat Raghib Allie-Brennan is once again running against Republican incumbent Rep. William Duff in Connecticut’s 2nd General Assembly District. The district covers parts of Redding, Bethel, Danbury, and Newtown. In 2016, Allie-Brennan lost to Duff by about 280 votes out of a total of about 11,750 votes — getting about …

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January 25, 2018

Bethel state representative candidate qualifies for public campaign financing

As published in the Danbury NewsTimes. BETHEL — Raghib Allie-Brennan, a Democrat candidate for state representative, announced Monday that he has qualified for public campaign financing. In less than 12 days since announcing his run for state representative of the 2nd District, Allie-Brennan raised $5,000 to meet the requirements for the Citizens’ Election Program. “The speed with which we qualified …

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