Latest updates from the campaign:
My opponent, Representative Jason Rojas remarked on a FB post that I was giving misinformation. After the debate on Thursday, October 8, I asked him what was incorrect. He stated that he did not vote for the tax increase in 2011, and that two of the sales tax items I had listed on my brochure did not pass the final budget. So I went back and researched it again.
I stand corrected. The State Democrats passed the income tax in 2011 but Representative Rojas did not vote in support of it. He did, however, in 2015. The two taxes that did not make the final budget were taxes on veterinary services and barber/hair salon services; however, the ones that did that I did not mention are sales taxes on interior design services, safety apparel, and a new licensing structure for nail technicians, estheticians, and eyelash technicians.
I apologize for any misinformation and be rest assured, I will always be truthful, accountable and transparent to constituents for I would not want to lose your trust.
Friday, October 9, 2020 2:53 PM
The CT River Valley Chamber of Commerce and AT&T hosted the candidates for the House Districts 9th and 11th. The debate can be seen on FB.
Friday, October 2, 2020 7:00 PM
The HOP TRAIN Rally scheduled for October 3 has been cancelled due to illness. It will be rescheduled for later in October. Thank you for your understanding.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:46 AM
Letter to the Editor sent local papers September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:20 PM
Letter to Editor " It's the Economy, Stupid"
James Carvell, the Democrat strategist for Bill Clinton, once said that one of the three main issues of the 1992 presidential campaign was “the economy, stupid.”
Truth in Accounting released their report, The Financial State of the States 2020 today (September 22, 2020). Perfect timing. Last week I sent my first political postcard to registered voters in the 9th District (Manchester and East Hartford). It emphasised my opponent’s voting record on taxes. Representative Jason Rojas supported each and every tax increase and today the Truth in Accounting gave him his grade - an F. Connecticut is ranked 48 out of 50 - the third worst in financial health, and this was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the report, “Connecticut’s elected officials have made repeated financial decisions that left the state with a debt burden of $67.4 billion. That burden equates to $50,700 for every state taxpayer.” Another area where Connecticut failed was timely financial reporting, which indicates manipulation or “shell game” of funds. This squarely lies on Representative Rojas’ shoulder’s since he is co-chairman of the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee along with his fellow Democrats who have retained control of the governorship and legislature for the past decade.
In a recent article in the Journal Inquirer (5/20/2020), Rojas stated that the increase in the “Rainy Day Fund” was due to his “critical budget reforms,” which in reality was the Republican call for budget cuts. When I asked him what those reforms were and the law that was passed to cement these reforms permanently into law, he did not respond. Ironically, some of the reforms that the Truth in Accounting report suggests are those that are listed on my website; balanced budget, improved budget accountability and reporting tools.
In speaking with a voter last night, she stated that my postcard was “negative campaigning” and my response was that as a life-long resident of my beloved state, I am angry and I am speaking the truth. You don’t need to like me personally but you need to trust that I will do what is right for Connecticut and my constituents. That will mean making very difficult choices, which no one has been willing to do, especially Representative Rojas. His primary goal according to the skuttlebutt in political circles, is to become Majority Leader and then Speaker of the House (or Minority Leader), clearly he is a loyal Party man. What about focusing on what truly matters such as the fiscal health of our state and its residents?
It’s the economy, stupid.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:45 PM
Press Release: Life Experiences Connect One to Constituents
Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:35 PM
Signs are Here!
We need our lawn signs up! If you live on any of these high traffic streets, please contact us!
West Center Street
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6:32 PM
Endorsed by the Independent Party!
Cathy Hopperstad is the endorsed Independent Party candidate for the 9th District. I would like to thank all those people in our district who signed the petition and to those voters in the Independent Party who voted for me.
I am very grateful to the Independent Party for their endorsement, especially since I was a former member. T
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:29 PM
Our Campaign Qualifies for CEP!
Elect Hopperstad 2020 qualified for the CEP grant on its first round! We only had a 4 contribution/$144 buffer but we did it!
Our grant will be used for four direct mail brochures, signs, GOTV workers, and social media ads.
After this is all over, I will write an op-ed on my experience with CEP and SEEC.
Thanks again to all of you!
Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:24 PM
CEP Goals Met!
Thanks to everyone who helped us meet our fundraising goals so we can qualify for the CEP grant! We will apply this week!
Sunday, August 9, 2020 8:20 PM
Meet and Greets in the 9th
Elect Hopperstad 2020 held two Meet and Greet Events. The first was a Women of the 9th Unite at The Elicit Brewing Company in Manchester and the second was at Humacao in East Hartford, It was a great opportunity to meet the men and women of the district and hear their thoughts and concerns.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:22 PM
Hopperstad to Challenge Rojas in the 9th House District - JI
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:25 PM
Hopperstad Accepts the Nominated for Republican Candidate House 9th District
The Manchester and East Hartford's Republican Town Committees nominated Cathy Hopperstad as their candidate for State Representative in the 9th District at their convention on May 19. Don Palmer chaired the convention and Tim Figgia from East Hartford nominated Hopperstad. In her acceptance speech, Hopperstad stated, "I would like to thank the Manchester and East Hartford's Republican Town Committees for their support of my candidacy. More than ever, we need to Change Connecticut's Course and Improve the Lives in District 9 and the state. I will work with the other Republican candidates to ensure we are victorious in November ."
Monday, March 9, 2020 7:00 PM
Today, Cathy Hopperstad of 14 Lucian Street, Manchester, CT submitted her Committee Application for State Representative 9th District to the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Linda Shapiro will act as Treasure and Kelly Devanny, Deputy Treasurer.