THE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED TEACHERS OF CT
WESTPORT – The Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut (ARTC) has endorsed Patrizia Zucaro’s candidacy for State Representative of the 143rd House district, which comprises parts of Wilton, Norwalk, and Westport.
The ARTC is a non-profit organization of retired teachers with 16,000 members/affiliates advocating on behalf of Connecticut’s 33,000 retired teachers. ARTC promotes the economic, professional, and social well-being of Connecticut’s retired teachers, and advocates for the continuous improvement of education in Connecticut schools.
“Once people are retired and no longer working to earn an income, they are completely reliant on what they have saved and the benefits they have paid for in good faith over the course of their careers. Any attempt to deprive them of those benefits is absolutely unacceptable,” said Patrizia Zucaro. “There have been several moves in recent years to allow the state to renege on its annual obligations to fund the retired teachers’ pensions and to keep their post-retirement healthcare fund solvent. I am determined to stop this from happening again. Many residents of the 143rd district are retired teachers. I am proud to be an advocate for them, and for all retired senior citizens on fixed incomes who are grappling with Connecticut’s taxes and high costs. I’m honored by the ARTC’s endorsement and look forward to working closely with its members.”
Patrizia Zucaro is a lifelong resident of Fairfield County and a Westport native. The proud daughter of parents who came to the United States from Italy and taught her the value of hard work, she graduated from Staples High School and UConn. After nearly 10 years in real estate, she attended law school at Pace University while working full-time and commuting. She became a licensed attorney in both Connecticut and New York in 2012. Since then, she has served small businesses and individuals, both through her own law practice and as general counsel for two small companies. Patrizia is running for office because she feels it’s her responsibility to use her professional experience to give back to the communities where she lives and works.
Patrizia Zucaro is the Republican and Independent Party candidate for State Representative of the 143rd House district.
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