We interviewed the state legislative candidates vying in contested races, asking them questions submitted by readers and compiled by GMW. We asked them the same questions–sometimes customized slightly–with some questions open-ended and others with a one-minute time limit for answering.
Below, we’ve provided answers to each of the questions from both candidates in the race for the 26th District State Senate seat–Will Haskell (D) and Kim Healy (R). You’ll be able to compare what they have to say, issue by issue.
Question 1: What makes you stand out as the choice that Wilton voters should support?
Q: What do you think has been the biggest misperception about you?
Q: In order to work in a bipartisan, across-the-aisle way that Connecticut needs, what is one idea introduced or championed by the opposing party that you support?
Q: Should there be an amendment making no excuse, absentee voting or early voting a law in Connecticut? Do you think that Connecticut should offer early voting?
Q: 65% of Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana. Where do you stand on the issue?
Q: The topic of land use reform legislation is being discussed at the state level and it’s become a hotly discussed topic in Wilton. It is something that our first selectwoman has raised concern about; it’s something that’s several towns in the 26th district have raised concerns about. Let’s first talk about legislation that was drafted by state Senator Saud Anwar, which undoubtedly will be reintroduced when the new legislature returns in 2021. Specifically, if reelected, where are you on that legislation that Senator Anwar introduced? What are the elements you’ll support and what elements won’t you support?
Q: What is your position on tolls and how does it serve the residents of your district?