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Christopher Green Throws Hat in the Ring

Green to Challenge Senator Kevin Kelly in District 21

I’m running to become your State Senator in the 21st Senatorial District, which includes the towns of Monroe, Seymour, Shelton and Stratford, because I’m a strong candidate who has what it takes to be an effective legislator.

In the last election (2020), Senate District 21 was an unopposed election.  That is not democracy.  So I am stepping up to run to put myself out there as someone committed to working hard to help my district and all of Connecticut prosper.

I’ve lived in Connecticut basically my entire life.  I grew up in Berlin in the center of the State, and, through my hard work in the classroom, in leading volunteer organizations, and running track and cross-country I wound up at Harvard where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies.  I moved to Stratford in 2018 with my now wife. Francesa, our first child, was born in March.

Most of my career has been in education, first as a middle school math teacher at an innovative STEM school in central Massachusetts, and later working for a math enrichment program focused on providing supplemental math lessons in a classroom format to students focused on an earlier exposure to algebra.

Over the last 8 years or so, I grew the first two locations of this math program in Connecticut to over 2000 students and their families serviced by a team of about 30 teachers and support staff and was overseeing millions in revenue. It was an award-winning after-school math program for K-12 students. Named “among the top schools in the world” by the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY).  It was a wonderful melding of education, business and leadership that allowed me to utilize my skills for communication, organization, and analysis to simultaneously deliver a world-class education for students, and value and efficiency to the business.

I love Connecticut and the community I’m a part of within it.  I think times are tough and many people are stressed, angry and scared for the future. I’m committed to campaigning actively within this community by getting out there and listening compassionately to my constituents to hear their concerns and try to find ways to address them.

Our State Legislature has an important role to play in the quality of life of our citizens, so I think it’s important for people who are passionate, hardworking, and capable to step up and try to solve the problems that will help deliver a better life for all of Connecticut NOW and put us on a track for an even brighter future for our children.

I am hearing residents talk a lot about affordability, and I look forward to attacking that issue, as it is a real and complicated problem that is impacting everyone.  It starts with pushing for efficient tax structures that properly fund our programs but do not overly burden our residents- especially those struggling to make ends meet.  But, it also means long term thinking about affordable housing, effective and affordable education, maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure, and quality and affordable healthcare.  It also means ensuring all citizens have the opportunity to build wealth but that they also have an efficient but meaningful safety net in case of job loss, disability, or retirement.

We are still early in the campaign, so I hope a lot of my platform will come organically from getting out into the community and listening to constituents talk about the problems that matter most to them.

For further information go to my campaign website:

https://www.cgreen4senate.com/

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