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The Bethel Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) is the official local organization of the Connecticut Democratic Party in the town of Bethel. We are a group elected to represent Bethel’s Democrats, and we endeavor to improve our town through community engagement and political involvement. We aim to be a progressive voice for the town of Bethel, and will always support what is in the best interest of the entire community and all its people.

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The Bethel Democratic Town Committee works to promote Bethel's Democrats for public office in Bethel

3 days ago

Bethel Democrats
Congrats, State Representative Raghib Allie-Brennan!Speaker of the House Matt Ritter has appointed me as the Chair of the bipartisan House Select Committee on Sustainable and Renewable Energy.

At our first meeting, I put forward an agenda to focus on ways Connecticut can leverage and maximize the Inflation Reduction Act, which is federal legislation that provides hundreds of billions of dollars of federal tax credits, incentives, competitive loans, and grants aimed at saving families money on their energy bills and accelerating the deployment of clean energy, vehicles, buildings, and manufacturing.

The volume of federal tax credits and loans that flow from the Inflation Reduction Act to Connecticut ratepayers will depend on how aggressively the state directs agencies and utilities to take advantage of them. These investments could create millions of Connecticut jobs and lower power costs for residential and business customers by replacing more expensive fossil fuels with cheaper clean energy.

I will ensure the state takes prompt and vigorous action to ensure we can fully maximize this opportunity. I have called on my colleagues in the Executive Branch to work closely with us on helping residents get some relief from high energy bills.

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1 week ago

Bethel Democrats
🔵 ENDORSEMENT 🔵

Senator Chris Murphy stopped by Bethel yesterday afternoon to talk with acting First Selectman, Rich Straiton, and meet voters ahead of the special Election 2/7.

As the Senator suggests, let’s ensure the good work accomplished over the last several years can continue and expand by helping retain a Democratic majority on the Board of Selectmen.

🗳️ Vote for Rich on February 7th!
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2 weeks ago

Bethel Democrats
Get to know Rich Straiton, our acting First Selectman, and candidate for First Selectman in the special election to be held on February 7, 2023.

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2 weeks ago

Bethel Democrats
🚨 ENDORSEMENT ALERT 🚨

Acting First Selectman Rich Straiton welcomed Senator Richard Blumenthal to town yesterday, and proudly accepted his endorsement for First Selectman.

Our special election is coming up on February 7th! Rich has been a dedicated public servant to the town for many years, and has served on the Board of Selectmen since 2009.

Please support him by casting your vote for him in a few weeks!
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2 weeks ago

Bethel Democrats
Happy Martin Luther King Day!

A video on economic justice from Dr. King that is as relevant today as it was in February 1968.

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3 weeks ago

Bethel Democrats
Happy New Year! We’re excited to announce the kick off of Acting First Selectman Rich Straiton’s campaign for First Selectman!

Now that we’ve enjoyed the holidays with our families, it’s full steam ahead! There’s much to do before February 7th, and we won’t rule out having some fun along the way.

Rich’s very successful thirteen years as Selectman and Acting First Selectman, as well as his many years of involvement in town committees and commissions, and his involvement in numerous civic organizations, make him the Best Choice for Bethel.

We need everyone to make this happen. We’ll need your help; putting up signs, leaving mailbox and door drops, addressing postcards, making phone calls, and the list goes on. Most importantly spread the word about Rich, our excellent candidate who is a lifelong Bethel resident and truly cares about our town and it’s people. Rich knows Bethel.

Please watch this space for further announcements coming soon. Encourage your friends and neighbors to vote.
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Bethel’s voters, at a glance…

3,990

DEMOCRATS

3,152

REPUBLICANS

5,524

UNAFFILIATED or MINOR PARTY

12,666

REGISTERED VOTERS