Bergstein: Fiscal conservative calls herself a ‘different kind of Democrat’
“I don’t adopt a party platform. I am a true fiscal conservative, but I take a long-term approach toward economic growth. I want to lower taxes without spiking the deficit, and that seems to be something the Republicans aren’t concerned about, which is shocking.”
Greenwich resident Alexandra Bergstein will challenge five-term Republican incumbent L. Scott Frantz for the 36th State Senate District, which covers all of Greenwich as well as portions of Stamford and New Canaan.
“I believe we need representation that reflects the full spectrum of our values,” Bergstein said Monday.
Democratic candidates call for more gun safety reforms at Greenwich forum.
“There are continual efforts to undermine and weaken (our gun laws), and we should even anticipate efforts to repeal them,” said Alexandra Bergstein, who is running for the state Senate. “We can’t take anything for granted even after all the victories we’ve achieved.”
We elect our leaders with the hope that they will serve us well and advance our goals.
Our current state senator, Scott Frantz, is a nice man and the Greenwich community has benefited from his generosity and service. In the past, I voted for Scott because I believed he represented our best interests and values. Then I looked closely at his record — his whole record.
Public Pensions Are a Disaster. Here’s a Fair Solution
For decades our state employees were promised pensions but politicians never put enough money away to pay for them. Now these pension payments are due and they consume much of the state budget, limiting our ability to pay for other important things like education. Employees deserve a fair and reliable retirement plan.
Greenwich resident Alexandra Bergstein announced that she will run for the District 36 State Senate seat in Hartford. Bergstein, 51, is a resident of Greenwich, a mother, a corporate lawyer turned community advocate, and a doctoral candidate at Yale. She is challenging incumbent Republican Scott Frantz, who is serving his fifth term.