State Senator George Logan received the unanimous support of Republican delegates at Monday nights Endorsement Convention for the 17th Senatorial District. This will be the first re-election run for the freshman Senator. The 17th Senatorial District includes Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, Naugatuck, and Woodbridge.
“I have worked hard over the past two years to be a voice the residents of the 17th Senatorial District can depend on,” said Sen. Logan. “During my first term, I was presented with many challenging votes, but I remained an independent thinker who was not afraid to speak the truth.”
Sen. Logan continued, “We all know Connecticut’s economy is lagging, jobs are on the decline and residents are fleeing the state. The response from Governor Dan Malloy has always been we need to raise taxes. I strongly disagree. The way we turn Connecticut around is by cutting wasteful spending and creating a predictable and sustainable economy to encourage job growth.”
Sen. Logan said that during his first term he was able to work across the aisle to convince lawmakers that taxpayers should not have to pay more. Logan joined House and Senate Republicans in passing two bipartisan budgets that restored money for the Medicare Savings Program and funded education.
Also, Logan said, for the first time in our state’s history we will actually have bonding and spending caps to help stop the State from spending more money than it actually has available.
“Our financial troubles are not yet behind us, but we did make bold steps to move Connecticut in a new direction,” said Sen. Logan. “If I have the honor of returning to Hartford in January, I will continue to push for policies that will reduce the tax burden placed on residents and businesses.”
In his first term in Hartford, Sen. Logan was the Senate Republican Majority Whip, Co-Chair of the Planning and Development Committee and Vice-Chair of the Public Health and Veterans Affairs Committees. He also serves as a member of the Education and Regulation Review Committees. Serving on these committees Sen. Logan was able to pass significant legislation, including helping those suffering from addiction and making sure veterans can afford to live in the state.
Sen. Logan has spent most of his professional life working through the ranks of the largest private water company in the state – Aquarion Water Company –. During his career, Sen. Logan has engaged in engineering and capital projects, sustainability programs, alternative energy programs, watershed maintenance, environmental compliance, natural resources management and government relations. At each stage of responsibility, Sen. Logan earned the confidence of environmental organizations, property owners, government officials and businesses.
Sen. Logan lives in Ansonia with his wife, Lisa, a Registered Nurse for the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; his son Hunter and daughter Tracey.