Why Harold is running for State SenateRepresenting Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury, and Manchester
There are two major issues that I need to help correct.
Education: Our current educational system costs too much, seems to have more bureaucrats than teachers and does not achieve world class results. It is esecially ineffective at supporting our children in the low income area schools.
- Solution: Move control and responsibility from state to the parents and their schools. State funds should go to the parents (with limited state control) for them to spend at the school that is best for their children.
Economy: CT had an economy that was the envy of the world. CT was the mecca of opportunity. That is why I came to CT. Over the past 40 years we have been living on the legacy of our past accomplishments while creating rules and regulations that stifle innovation and progress. We have been unable to recover the jobs lost during one recession before we are hit by another. We educate our children and watch them leave the state for better opportunities.
- Solution: Eliminate redundant and ineffective regulations. Lower or eliminate taxes and fees on all businesses instead of providing tax breaks and incentives to a few favored or politically connected businesses.
Why Harold is running for State Senate as a Libertarian
It would be easier to run under the banner of Republican or Democrat, but that would not solve the problem that the two party system has created in our country. Both parties have staked out their positions and are unwilling to compromise for the good of the people. The individual elected officials of those major parties have little control since they must align themselves with party leadership if they want to get elected and if they want to be assigned to the committees of their choice.
To move the state forward the voters need more choices that match their views. There are a number of minor parties that offer the voters those choices but they can not get noticed under the current system. Election law has been established to protect the two party system and keep them in control of our lives.
I have become a Libertarian because I can relate best to their principles and the Libertarian party is best suited to challenge the two party strangle hold in CT and the country.
Born in Iowa in 1946. Graduated from:
- Burlington Iowa Community College with an Associates Degree in Engineering in 1966.
- Iowa State University with a Bachelors in Science in Aerospace Engineering in 1969.
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering Design Option in 1976. Thesis: “The Design of a Device for the Utilization of Solar Energy for the Purpose of Domestic Heating.”
Married Kathleen Coltvet 1971. We have three children, identical twin daughters, Laura and Michelle and a son Brian. All three graduated from Glastonbury High School and The University of Connecticut. We have eight grandchildren.
Joined Pratt & Whitney in 1969 as a Mechanical Design Engineer. Held a variety of supervisory and management positions before retiring in 2002 from the position of Customer Service Manager for Japan Airlines.
Purchased a plastic injection molding company in 1994. After retiring from Pratt & Whitney I took over the full time management of this company: Plastics and Concepts of Connecticut, Inc. (see PlasticsandConcepts.com) headquarters located in Glastonbury, CT.
Professional Engineer: Connecticut Lic. # PEN.0010733
Glastonbury resident since 1973
Glastonbury Diamond Lake Association: Past President, Vice President, and Treasurer
Glastonbury Pack 40 Cub Scout Master & Troop 540 Assistant Boy Scout Master: 1989 through 1998
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: 2006 through 2011
Connecticut Business and Industry, Manufacturers Advisory Council: 2002 through Present
Town of Glastonbury, CT: Commission of Economic Development: 2012 to Present
Election Official: Asst. Registrar of Voters, Election Moderator 2010 to Present