Elected the youngest first selectman in town history at age 29, Tim led by example. He refused a town pension and reduced the number of political appointees who were pension eligible. All new hires entered a defined contribution plan and health care contributions were increased across the board for all appointees, starting with the first selectman.
The success Tim achieved in Trumbull started with leading by example — something sorely lacking from insiders in Hartford. That’s why as a candidate, Tim has introduced a “Lead-By-Example Pledge,” and is the only candidate for governor to pledge to:
• Refuse to take a state pension as governor
• Move all state agency heads, political appointees and their staff to a defined contribution plan and off the state pension system
• Demand an end to state pensions for part-time citizen legislators in the General Assembly
• Refuse to accept any political contributions from Hartford lobbyists