Linda Monaco

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Linda Monaco
Candidate for
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 99

Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Website Campaign website
Linda Monaco was a Republican candidate in the 2011 special election for District 99 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. The special election takes place on February 22, 2011. Monaco is running to fill the vacancy created after Michael Lawlor (D) resigned to serve as Undersecretary for Criminal Justice.[1]

Monaco graduated from Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Industrial Distribution. She went on to work for several companies before settling in Connecticut. In order to advance her career she began studying law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1998. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001 and was subsequently licensed to practice law in Connecticut and admitted to the Federal Bar in the second district. Monaco participates in the New Haven County Bar Association's Modest Means Program to provide legal services to those who, while not qualifying for legal aid, cannot afford legal fees. She is married to her husband Gene and has 2 children.

Campaign themes

Monaco's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes two key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Connecticut Jobs: "Linda’s top priority will be jobs. Linda recognizes that we need jobs. Linda will work to have the government help businesses not hinder them. Linda will try to make Connecticut one of the best places to have a business instead of one of the worst...Linda will work to help change the taxes and the attitude of government towards businesses. The Connecticut government needs to help and support businesses, especially small businesses. Small businesses provide the majority of the jobs... Linda will work to STOP businesses from moving out of Connecticut. She will not stop there. Once the business environment in Connecticut has changed, then she will help Connecticut become be pro-active. She will help Connecticut to go out and get businesses to move here."
  • Government Fiscal Responsibility: "Linda also believes that common sense and government should be the same thing. The government should not spend money that it does not have. Government should be careful, very careful with money, YOUR money, your TAX Money. Every penny that the state spends should be spent with caution and concern, not free with the wind. In the same respect, Linda believes that we as citizens should not turn to the state to fulfill the needs that the citizens should fulfill themselves. Connecticut needs to review all of the expenditures and cut costs at every corner."

Elections

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Connecticut state legislative special elections, 2011

Monaco was defeated by James Albis (R) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[2]

2010

See also: Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010

Monaco was uncontested in the August 10 primary. She was defeated by incumbent Democrat Michael Lawlor in the November 2 general election.

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