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Michael Appleby

Elected experience: 1st time candidate for public office  

Other Professional Experience: Currently a Business Owner/Entrepreneur, Retired Regional Vice President, Prudential Financial 19 years, registered investment securities representative, series 7, 65, 63 licenses; Mechanic/Machinist, 11 years, UAW member at Textron Lycoming, Treasurer Elect Tillicum Middle School PTA, President Cougar Crest HOA, Board Member Freedom Foundation, supporter and volunteer for numerous local non-profit groups.

Education: University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT Bachelor of Science Business Economics, minor in Finance

Community Service: No information submitted

Statement: Sitting in traffic for hours, knowing there are better solutions to our transportation mess, convinced me to run! There is an urgent need for smarter, cost-effective transportation and education spending, especially with budget and tax challenges affecting education.  

Education solutions require the governor, teachers’ union and legislators work together. This means an end to closed door negotiations; they must be open and transparent. The dual mission for transportation is clear: reduce congestion; offer less expensive and more convenient mass transit. I will never support income or capital gains taxes, as we cannot keep raising taxes for government irresponsibility.

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