Candidate Bryan Anderson Named To Education Honor Roll

Press release from Bryan Anderson:

October 2, 2020

State Representative candidate Bryan Neil Anderson (119th District- Milford & Orange) has received two important designations from Connecticut education groups in his quest to challenge Republican incumbent Kathy Kennedy.

The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) placed Anderson on its Honor Role. Scoring 99% on the Legislative Questionnaire, CEA stated, “On behalf of the Connecticut Education Association’s thousands of active and retired members, I am honored to inform you that you have received an Honor Roll designation from our organization in the 2020 election for the 119th Assembly District.

After careful consideration, your support for issues important to our members, their students, and the fundamental right of workers to collectively bargain has been made clear, and as a result our organization is proud to award you an Honor Roll designation.”

Anderson also was endorsed by the Connecticut State University AAUP Political Committee which represents faculty and professionals within the public higher education system. “(We are) pleased to endorse your candidacy for election for State House District 119. Our membership of 3,000 comprises teaching faculty, librarians, counselors, and coaches at all four Connecticut State Universities. As you know, we teach over 30,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Approximately 90% of them are residents of Connecticut—they are your constituents.

This endorsement is a result of careful consideration of your positions and our perception that you recognize the needs of public higher education in Connecticut.”

Anderson was a member of the CT Community Colleges Board of Trustees for seven years, and chaired the Presidential search for Gateway Community College. During his tenure, he supported the relocations of Capital and Gateway campuses, and Housatonic expansion. He resigned to become a Fellow of the New York City Department of Education and began teaching at P.S.47 in the Bronx for 15 years.

“I am pleased by the recognition of these two prestigious professional staff organizations who are front-line essential workers. It is meaningful for me to be recognized by academic colleagues and peers in my attempt to replace the incumbent in this election”, Anderson said.

Anderson, a longtime Milford Alderman, will appear on the Democratic, Independent, and Working Families Party ballot positions.

This press release was produced by Bryan Anderson. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

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