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James Keyser
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Candidate for
Connecticut House of Representatives, District 126
(timed out) Campaign website
James Keyser was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 126 of the Connecticut House of Representatives. The special election took place on February 22, 2011. Keyser ran to fill the vacancy created after Christopher Caruso (D) resigned.[1]


Campaign themes


Keyser's 2011 special election campaign site outlined his three-pronged policy platform:

  • Taxes: "State spending must be cut drastically. Illinois State Legislature just approved an income tax increase of 66%! We are not far behind having to take similar measures here in Connecticut. A tax increase of this magnitude would be a certain “death knell” for the state. Taxes and fees are killing small businesses."
  • Education: "The education system is in need of great reform, statewide and especially in Bridgeport, where we lead the state in our dropout rate. We need to ensure that our teachers are the ones getting the funding to deliver education to the students and eliminate redundancy in the administration layer."
  • Safety: "As the financial state and education system improves, poverty will decline and prosperity will return to Bridgeport. It is no secret that Bridgeport has been run rampant with crime and urban decay. Twenty three people were murdered in our city last year alone. We also need to ensure that our police have the tools to do their job to enforce the law while maintaining respect for the citizens of Bridgeport."



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

Keyser ran in the 2011 Special election for Connecticut House of Representatives District 126. Keyser was defeated by Charlie Stallworth (D) in the February 22, 2011 special election.[2]

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