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David Bedell for State Senate

David Bedell
for State Senate, 36th District 2010

(includes Greenwich and parts of Stamford and New Canaan)

The first priority for the legislature must be to address our stagnant economy. A green jobs and green loan program will put people back to work insulating old buildings, retrofitting homes and schools with solar panels, and developing new industries for fuel cells, photovoltaics, wind turbines, biofuels, LED lighting, better batteries, and other clean energy technologies. As more people go back to work and earn a living wage, their spending will stimulate business and restore the state economy.

  • 2002-present: Secretary, Fairfield County chapter, CT Green Party
  • 2001-present: Board member, Teachers Against Prejudice
  • 1990-2000, 2008-present: Taught English to international students
  • 2000-2007: Program director at a medical charity addressing global health
  • 1985-1990: Taught English in China
  • 1993: M.A. in English, University of Alabama
  • 1985: B.A. in linguistics, Swarthmore College
  • David has lived under a one-party system (China) and a two-party system (the USA). He hopes one day to live in a multiparty democracy.
  • Reform election laws to encourage new candidates with fresh ideas
  • Enact a Connecticut Health Plan to insure all state residents
  • Close Indian Point and Millstone nuclear plants; promote sustainable energy
  • Support mass transit and Smart Growth; contain sprawl and overbuilding
  • Equalize education funding by relying more on state revenues, less on local property taxes
  • Enable all towns to implement Land Value Tax as an alternative to traditional property tax (currently permitted only in New London)
  • End the Drug War that imprisons our youth and sparks gun violence
  • Abolish the Death Penalty; substitute life in prison without parole
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