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Tim Bowles Gets Dems' Endorsement for 42nd District [with VIDEO]

If the Preston selectman is elected, he would represent Montville in Hartford, holding the position Tom Reynolds is leaving

The Democratic Nominating Committee had endorsed to represent parts of Montville, as well as Ledyard and Preston in the state House of Representatives.

The committee met on Tuesday.

Bowles has worked in state and local government for 29.5 years, he said, in various roles and departments.

“I feel really ready for this,” said Bowles. “My experiences lend themselves well for serving in this position.”

If elected, Bowles will take the seat of . Reynolds announced he’ll run for the state senator seat upon

but does not currently live in the 42nd District, according to Town Clerk Mike Curley. Lowell is permitted to run for office while living outside the district, but if elected, he will have to move to the 42nd District before he can serve in that office.

Bowles said he plans to build a strong coalition of area representatives and senators. He said he’ll follow Reynolds’ example and claim the district’s “fair share of state funding.”

Bowles said that attracting high paying jobs to the area and finding efficiencies in the state government are two of his priorities.

Bowles listed a partial resume at the meeting:

  • Energy Division of the Office of Policy Management
  • Legislature liaison for OPM
  • Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, chair
  • Connecticut State Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • American Federation of Teachers Union, officer
  • Children Behavioral Health Consultant at LEARN
  • Preston’s Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Preston selectman, second term

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