Democrats Endorse Tim Bowles For 42nd Seat [with VIDEO]

If elected the Preston selectman would represent Ledyard in Hartford.


The Democratic Nominating Committee endorsed to represent Ledyard, parts of Montville and Preston in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.

Bowles has worked in state and local government for 29.5 years, he said, in various roles and departments.

“I feel really ready for this,” said Bowles. “My experiences lend themselves well for serving in this position.”

If elected, Bowles will take the seat of . Reynolds announced he’ll run for the state senator seat upon

but doubt surrounds his eligibility. Lowell does not currently live in the 42nd District, according to Town Clerk Mike Curley, but Lowell is permitted to run for office while residing outside the district. Curley said if elected, Lowell will have to move to the 42nd District before he can serve in that office.

Bowles said he plans to build a strong coalition of area representatives and senators. He said he’ll follow Reynolds’ example and claim the district’s “fair share of state funding.”

Bowles said that attracting high paying jobs to the area and finding efficiencies in the state government are two of his priorities.

Bowles listed a partial resume at the meeting:

  • Energy Division of the Office of Policy Management
  • Legislature liaison for OPM
  • Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, chair
  • Connecticut State Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • American Federation of Teachers Union, officer
  • Children Behavioral Health Consultant at LEARN
  • Preston’s Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Preston selectman, second term
fran May 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM
In response to the comment about not living in the district, the CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT might just say otherwise. I have lived in Ledyard/Gales Ferry since 1981 with the exception of time spent overseas serving in the United States Navy. When the new district boundries become law, the state will have moved me out of the 42nd district.
Fred Allyn, Jr. May 23, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Interesting how the 42nd District boundaries were reconfigured. The Council Chair, former Chair, former Mayor, Town Councilor, and many in Gales Ferry have been moved out of our District to Groton. Funny there was no discussion during the boundary "adjustments!"
Howard Smith May 23, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Elections have consequences. When you have complete control there is no need for discussion.
Linda Davis May 23, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Very interesting Fred. Also the current mayor is now in the 40th as well as a total of 3 Town Councilors including the chair.
LiveForFreedom May 23, 2012 at 06:58 PM
It is too bad that there can not be allignment within the town and the state government for representation in Hartford that can be effective for the whole town of Ledyard. Is this geographic change just an anomaly or is it gerrymandering of districts? I used to live in an inner city where there was one-party rule and the minority party had little to no voice or representation on any issues. While the Connecticut State House and State Senate are controlled by the democratic majority, there is no opposition from the minority party on issues that faces the state of Connecticut. On a state level it is even more one-sided with all five congressional districts and the two seante seats in democratic control. With the election of Governor Malloy and Lt Governor Nancy Wyman there is very little debate and compromise in state government. Welcome to Connecticut, the new California.
Julian Lupienski May 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM
ms. davis you live in the town of ledyard not preston or montville. there is a difference. it doesn't matter how the districts were configured, it is what it is. i suspect mr lowell is nothing more than ringer for the tea party. how low can they sink this is a example. mr lowell with not move and the republicans will, without a vote from the 42nd district. will fill the spot with a individual who could not have won if he/she ran. this is typicial of the tea party win and it doesn't matter how it smells
Sharon Pealer May 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM
How disrespectful you are being Mr. Lupienski. I do not think that any of your rant is called for. No matter what both Ms. Davis and Mr Lowell have stepped forward to be a voice for the people and as such should be thanked. There are few who put themselves through the nasty business that is today's politics. I know you have volunteered to serve on town boards, but that is very different. I also think that your rants against the Tea Party indicate just how close minded you are.
Julian Lupienski May 23, 2012 at 11:11 PM
i'll tell you what is disrespectful living in the 43rd and running for the 42nd seat. what i was alluding to is if you live in ledyard it doesn't matter what district when it comes to local politics. it would matter if you lived in montville and ran for a local office in ledyard with some half baked statement i'll move if elected, and knowing you are not going to move. mr lowell i suspect will not move, andi'm sure some republicans (tea party members) know he will stay put. if iam wrong then let mr lowell step up to the plate.
Mike Cherry May 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Fran Thank You for stepping up and volunteering to run. No matter what, it takes guts and intestinal fortitude to live under the constant barrage of nay-sayers! Thank You - and thank you Eva.
Jessie King May 24, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Hi Fran, you're right and I was getting ahead of myself. You do currently live in the 42nd but come Nov. 2, your current residence will be included within the new boundaries of the 40th district, which is represented by Ted Moukawsher.
Howard Smith May 24, 2012 at 01:20 AM
so Julian what part of smaller government , individual Liberty and free markets do you find so offensive? The 40th district boundaries are at this point are proposed and are not recognized until the legislature is installed so if Fran Lowell who is the endorsed candidate decides to shoulder this thankless burden he should be applauded and not be berated. The state would be fortunate to have a man of Fran Lowell's character to represent them in Hartford. Mr Lowell has lived in town a long time and was a resident of the 42nd until the Democrats carved the district up to make it safe for their candidates. Your rant is disrespectful and insulting
Julian Lupienski May 24, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Mr lowell is a ringer let him come forth and let us all he will move to the 42nd if he doesn't then he is has low moral standards .
Sharon Pealer May 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM
I really think that this attack is out of line. First of all Mr. Lupienski ,you have the district numbers wrong as has been pointed out by Mr. Smith. The 43rd district is not involved at all. Mr. Lowell stepped forward when no one else was ready to put their name on the line. In doing so, as he told the RTC, he and his wife had decided when this very question came up, that they would rent or buy in the 42nd so that he would be in compliance with the law. Mr. Lowell does not deserve the sickening attacks that you are bringing forward, It is time for you to ask anyone who was at the meeting about Mr. Lowell's intentions.
fran May 26, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Julian, I have come forward. Sorry I would have answered sooner but I have been dealing with issues like finding a place to live once the boundry becomes law. To be judged as a person with low moral standards from someone I have never met, well is funny. If you like I will gladly meet you for a cup of coffee and you can judge me in real life. In closing, I hope you and your loved ones have a fantastic holiday weekend and my offer to have a cup of coffee with you stands. Take care.
Howard Smith May 26, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Julian do us all a favor and proof read your posts before posting. It tough to decipher the rantings when the grammar is so bad
Howard Smith May 26, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Looking a t Tim Bowles resume it reads like the prototypical Democrat public sector employee. This will be an excellent contrast for the voters, a real clear choice, big spending, big government anti business Democrat and a smaller government , free market Republican. let it begin.
Jim Johnson September 30, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Mr. Lowell Thank you for running, and a special thanks for your service to country. You have my vote. It was very nice of you to invite Mr. Lupienski for a cup of coffee. The sad part is, it would be a waste of time, people as Mr. Lupienski have tunnel vision and tend not to listen to anyone but them selves. And Mr. Lupienski please do us all the favor of proof reading your disparaging remarks before posting them in a public forum. I am sure you are a very intelligent man , it just looks as if you're the town fool when reading your post.


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