Some Personal and Campaign News
Dear Residents of West Hartford 20th District:
It is with great regret that I must end my campaign as the Republican candidate for State Representative in the 20th District.
I am grateful for having had the opportunity to campaign in a district that I am so passionate about. The diversity in the 20th is representative of what makes West Hartford a great place to raise your family. The way the community and local businesses came together during these difficult times to support each other so that our town can continue to stay vibrant is why I am proud to call West Hartford home
Due to a personal life circumstance, my family and I had to relocate within town. Unfortunately, our new home is not in the 20th District so I am no longer eligible to run and serve in the 20th. Although I am no longer running I will continue to be involved in our community and will continue to fight to put the focus back on the West Hartford taxpayer, something that has been missing in your local and state government representation for far too long.
I want to thank the members of my campaign committee for their support especially during these difficult times and to thank the West Hartford Republican Town Committee for endorsing me. Thanks to everyone that took the time to donate, call and email me. Your support and encouragement make this worth it. I also would like to thank my wife Jessica for putting up with all the Zoom meetings and phone calls and most important for believing in me.
Alberto Cortes for 20th District House Seat in West Hartford
Longtime West Hartford resident Alberto Cortes officially announces today that he will seek the Republican nomination to run for State Representative for the 20 th District. Alberto, along with his wife Jessica and their two sons have lived in the district for over 20 years.
Originally from Hartford, Al brings a unique perspective and impressive background to the 20th race. In 2019 he retired from the State Department of Corrections after a more than 20 year career as a corrections officer. During that time he served as a steward for his local union 387 and he also spent six years serving with the Connecticut Army National Guard.
Al cites not only this long record of service to the public but also his family as to his decision to run for this seat. “I am running because as a lifelong Connecticut resident I am concerned with the fiscal reality in the state and the impact it’s having on families in our district. I will be an advocate for our residents and will fight to ensure our town receives its share of state aid and in a timely manner. I will also make public safety a priority, since recent misguided policy has resulted in increasingly frequent risks to the safety of our neighbors. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and hope to earn your vote to give the 20th the leadership and engagement it needs and deserves.”
Since retiring, Al has remained active in the community, serving on the Church Council of the West Hartford United Methodist Church, a member of the West Hartford Veterans Committee, as well as volunteering with the Hartford Marathon Foundation.
Alberto Cortes in the News
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Al’s Letter to the Editor in Support of Corrections Officers
Correction officers are often known as the forgotten cop. CO’s are known to walk the toughest beat armed only with keys and a radio and in Connectic ...