State Rep. Tim Ackert 3 Time Children's Champion

Connecticut Realtors Endorse Ackert

 August 1, 2016

 Rep. Tim Ackert

67 Deer Hill Lane

Coventry, CT  06238

 

Dear Rep. Ackert:

 On behalf of Connecticut REALTORS, we’re pleased to relay our Association has voted to endorse your candidacy for reelection to State House District 8.

We carefully evaluate candidates in determining who may best ensure there is a positive environment for living in or transferring property in Connecticut.  Real estate is essential to economic recovery and stability in the state and the nation, and helps to build communities.

Thank you for your commitment to serve, and we wish you all the best in the election.

 Sincerely,

Michael O. Feldman                                          James Heckman, Esq.

President, Connecticut REALTORS®               General Counsel

  

Connecticut REALTORS® represents over 16,000 members

involved in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut

 

It's 5 Sessions and Counting for Ackert's Perfect Voting Attendance Record

It's 5 Sessions and Counting for Ackert's Perfect Voting Attendance Record

The latest House Clerk's report shows the state representative did not miss a vote in 2016.

By Chris Dehnel (Patch Staff) - July 28, 2016 11:53 am ET  

VERNON, CT - State Rep. Timothy Ackert, R-Coventry, logged a 100 percent voting record during the 2016 legislative session, according to documents released by the state House Clerk’s office this week.  Ackert's 8th District includes Columbia and Coventry and parts of Vernon and Tolland.Ackert was one of 49 members of the 151-member state House of Representatives to record a 100-percent voting record, according to the documents.  This is the fifth consecutive year Rep. Ackert received a 100 percent voting record according to the House Clerk’s office.  Ackert is the ranking member of the legislature’s Energy and Technology committee. He also serves on the Higher Education and Education committees.“I am dedicated to being the people’s voice for the 8th General Assembly District in Hartford,” said Ackert, who owns a Coventry-based electrical contracting firm. “Missing a session day is not acceptable for my constituents. Their concerns need to be addressed, and their questions need to be answered. I will continue to be accessible and a proactive state representative for all.”

Re-Elect Tim Ackert 

To The Connecticut House of Representatives for The 8th District

Tim Ackert Accepts the Republican Endorsement for the State House of Representatives for Connecticut’s 8th District

(Coventry, CT May 16, 2016) State Representative Tim Ackert received the unanimous endorsement from the Republican Party for the 8th Assembly District which includes Columbia, Coventry, Tolland and Vernon. Matt O’Brien Jr., of Coventry, endorsed Tim Ackert stating, "Tim has done an excellent job representing the towns of Coventry, Vernon, Columbia and Tolland as our state representative for the past 3 terms. Tim is a Veteran, a Small Business Owner and loving family man. He has dedicated many, many hours to serving all of our communities. He works tirelessly to help all of his constituents that request it and makes certain that their concerns are heard and that help is offered or answers are provided. Beyond his work as a state representative Tim continues to volunteer with many organizations in our community.

State representative is supposed to be a part time job and commitment but Tim has gone way above and beyond that which is required of him. He takes this duty and his responsibilities very seriously. I know that he spends 7 days a week doing his best to represent us and intervene on our behalf whenever he can. Tim Ackert is a fighter and he stands up for us and our interests at the State Capital, even when that may not be easy or popular.

 

Let’s thank Tim Ackert for all of his hard work, dedication and effectiveness and send him back to the capital for another term where he will continue to fight for us.”

Tim’s endorsement was seconded by: Laura Bush of Vernon, Laura complemented Tim on his consistent support for students and Teachers in Connecticut. “Tim has been a politician we can be proud of. He answers your calls and responds with knowledgeable answers. If he doesn’t have the answer Tim knows who to turn to because of his experience as serving as our representative. As a teacher I can’t thank Tim enough for his work in the Education Committee on behalf of all teachers and the children of Connecticut.”

Tim Ackert graciously accepted the Republican Party endorsement for the 8th District and made the following comments.  “It is my distinct honor to receive the endorsement again this year. Having served three terms has given me the opportunity to build relationship in both parties, with the State Senate and the Governor’s Office. Having built these relationships helps me get what I and others believe to be in the best interests of the people in the 8th district.” In the past Tim has served on committees in Public Health and Human Services. He currently serves on Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement along with Energy and Technology. Because of his leadership skills he has served as the Ranking Member of the Education Committee and currently serves as the ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee. “If re-elected, I will continue to work on behalf of our children and families in Connecticut, improve the business climate and make Connecticut a better state to retire in, Tim stated.”k to add text, images, and other content

Ackert seeks the honor of serving his fourth term this November

Tim Ackert Announces His Reelection Campaign for the Connecticut House of Representatives

 

(Coventry, CT, March 28, 2016) Connecticut State Representative, Tim Ackert, with the support of his family, announced that he is seeking another term for the Connecticut House of Representatives. Tim's focus continues to be the economy, jobs, education, and taxes.

 

“I’m asking for the honor of reelection so I may continue to represent the people of the Eighth District,” Ackert said, “I’m confident that we can build a better Connecticut.”

 

Ackert’s concern is to keep Connecticut affordable for retires, college and technical school graduates, families and businesses. We need to keep jobs in Connecticut and for that you need a vibrant business community. Tim understands that this requires business, government, and education working together to return Connecticut to prosperity.

 

Energy

 

As the ranking member of the Energy and Technology Committee Tim works in a bipartisan manner to reduce energy costs and be a strong advocate of solar, biomass, wind and hydroelectric generation. In 2015, Tim was instrumental in passing two energy related bills directly related to lowering your cost of electricity: 1) shared solar legislation 2) legislation to protect customers from excessive electric pricing.

 

Education

 

Tim is a strong advocate for public education, he always has time to meet with school administrators, teachers, and parents. Serving on the Higher Education committee and the Education Committee, Tim works to strengthen our schools, better serve students, and support student achievement.

 

About Tim

 

First was first elected in 2010, the people of the Eighth District know that Tim is never too busy when they’re in need. An untiring advocate, Tim keeps in-touch with town hall meetings, telephone, e-mail, post cards, presentations, speeches, and personal contact. He looks forward to working with constituent’s to solve their problems.lick to add text, images, and other content

Tim Ackert's Committees

     As part of my role as State Representative I am assigned to various committees. Although I will be voting on all issues important to Connecticut most of my time at the capital will be working in these committees. I am proud to tell you that my committees are:

  • Ranking Member Energy and Technology 
  • Education
  • Higher Education & Employment Advancement

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut SAFE Trust (Save America's Free Enterprise) Committee - Endorsed Representative Ackert, September 17, 2014.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Connecticut SAFE Trust (Save

America’s Free Enterprise) Committee is pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your

campaign for election to the Connecticut General Assembly in November.

Your voting record over the last two legislative sessions on key issues important to small business indicated that you will continue to be committed to the needs of thousands of Main Street small businesses and their employees in Connecticut when you are re-elected to serve in Hartford. You may use our endorsement in your campaign materials and in the press.

Connecticut Education Association Endorsement

On behalf of the Connecticut Education Association’s 43,000 members, I am honored to inform you that our organization has endorsed you in the 2014 election for the 8th House District and designated you as a “CEA Friend of Education.”

 You have consistently proven yourself to be an advocate for children, teachers, and public education. Most recently, throughout the 2014 legislative session, you steadfastly held to your commitment and ensured that our members’ voices were heard. Your constituents are fortunate to have you working for them in the General Assembly (written by Sheila Cohen, CEA President).

2014 Children's Champion 

Rep. Ackert Named 2014 “Children’s Champion” by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance, with the assistance of Coventry STEPS (Sharing Together Enriched Potential Success) on July 31, 2014 at Pariots Park in Coventry.

Ackert, the Republican Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Education Committee, received this award for his leadership and advocacy in support of stronger legislative initiatives regarding children, including the establishment of the Office of Early Childhood and the expansion of preschool spaces for children from low-income families.

Legislative Accomplishments

  • Education Reform: Connecticut has the largest achievement gap in the nation. Working with teachers, Tim opposed the first education reform bill. He supported a revised bill that protects state funding to towns and improves teacher training and evaluation. Tim championed funding to save our technical high schools.  
  • Gas Tax Cap: Joined the successful effort to limit some of the excessive taxes Connecticut resident pay for gas.  
  • Energy Emergency Response: Given the disgraceful response to the two catastrophic storms this year, Tim supported the establishment of guidelines and penalties for utility company response to consumers; prompt credits being issued to customers who lose power and the expediting of road clearing for emergency personnel access. 
  • Accessibility to Constituents: Tim holds numerous town halls to hear the concerns of citizens, addressing topics such as: the aftermath of the two storms, state budget concerns and education reform proposals. Tim also holds regular office hours in each town.
  • Jobs Bill: This bi-partisan bill cut the business entity tax in half providing relief to small businesses, established a Revolving Loan Fund to aid business growth, puts unemployed veterans back to work and established a Job Creation Matching Grant Program.
  • Caylee's Law: Makes it punishable if a parent or guardian fails to report the disappearance of a child.
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Co-sponsored legislation that requires colleges to protect students from sexual assault through risk awareness campaigns.   
  • Silver Alert System: Similar to the Amber Alert, helps locate missing persons over age 65 and mentally impaired adults.   
  • Zero Tolerance for Desecration of War Memorials: Increased penalties for individuals who deface or steal military monuments.

 

Working to Protect You - Tim Opposed

  • Same Day Voter Registration: Opposed this legislation to avoid potential widespread voter fraud.
  • Repealing the Death Penalty: Tim feels strongly that protecting murderers from suffering the ultimate penalty sends a message of tolerance for the killing of innocent people and the suffering of their survivors.
  • State Budget: Opposed the highest tax increase in state history. However, Democrats passed the budget items that promote these new taxes.
  • The New Britain to Hartford Busway: Tim felt that at time when our roadways and bridges are in critical need of repair, funding an unnecessary new bus route is a dangerous choice to make.  

Tim is a Successful Businessman and a United States Air Force Veteran

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