State Rep. Dan Carter Kicks Off Campaign With Full House at Greenwood’s

State Rep. Dan Carter Kicks Off Campaign With Full House at Greenwood’s

State Rep. Dan Carter, center, stands with members of the Republican Town Committee  Paul Improta and Bill Hillman, right, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Szatkowski, Bethel Selectman, left, at his campaign kickoff fundraiser. Photo credit: Wendy Mitchell

Dozens of supporters came out to Greenwood’s Grille and Ale House Thursday evening to kick off State Representative Dan Carter’s campaign for re-election. Fresh off the heels of  Obama’s speech regarding Rep. Carter opened the evening with a few words about this change will affect each and every one of us and that changes need to be made on a state and national level to help those who are struggling. Carter said his top priority continues to be improving the economy.

“Every town is experiencing vacant storefronts and the impact of the poor economy; it’s not just Bethel,” Carter said. “I will continue to work on the with the Economic Development Commission on ways to create more jobs.”

In the 2011 legislative session, Rep. Carter joined Republican leadership to create the “no tax increase” budget as an alternative to the Democrats’ budget that included the historic $1.8 billion tax increase. He has been very active in the fight against overspending, tax increases and initiatives that inhibit job growth, according to his website.

Rep. Carter has joined legislators in the House and Senate to support bi-partisan legislation aimed at giving small businesses the assistance they need to grow and create jobs.

Rep. Carter served as a pilot in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Storm, two tours over war-torn Bosnia through NATO and served missions supporting this country’s drug interdiction program in Central America. His military dedication earned him the Meritorious Service Medal. Rep. Carter served his country as an Air Force reservist.  He also volunteers his time on behalf of the Air Force to mentor students interested in pursuing military careers. Rep. Carter is a proud member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Aircraft Owner’s and Pilots Association.

Rep. Carter resides in Bethel with his two children.

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