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Press release from Ridgefield Republican Town Committee:
On Monday, September 21st, Bob Hebert, Republican Endorsed Candidate for the 111th General Assembly District (Ridgefield), penned a letter to The Honorable Ned Lamont, requesting Alice Paul be considered as part of his call to erect statues in Hartford to "honor the innovative and diverse heroes that made history by sparking real change."
Hebert wrote "I am proud to recommend Alice Paul. Alice was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote."
Republican Bob Hebert is seeking a first term in the 111th House District, which includes the entire city of Ridgefield.
Among Hebert’s priorities if elected would be to oppose mandated school regionalization, protect local control of planning and zoning, and restoring economic prosperity.
Hebert was re-elected to a second term in 2019 as a Selectman for the Town of Ridgefield and Fire Commissioner. He most recently initiated and co-chaired the “Reopen Ridgefield” Task Force designed to help businesses safely return to activity. Prior to his successful 2015 election to Ridgefield’s Board of Selectmen, he served as chairman of the Ridgefield Housing Authority.
Real estate agents are backing Bob Hebert.
The Connecticut Association of Realtors has endorsed Hebert’s candidacy for state representative, urging real estate agents and brokers to support his run for the 111th District seat in the state General Assembly.
“Because of their wide-reaching client relationships throughout the community, the men and women who work in the real estate industry have great insight about the inner-workings of our town,” said Hebert, a Republican who serves on Ridgefield’s Board of Selectmen and was previously on the town Housing Authority. “Through the relationships they have built with their client families and local business, they have an informed perspective about what’s needed in Hartford to bolster our economy and encourage new residents and businesses to move to Connecticut. It’s an honor to have their endorsement.”
Bob Hebert Endorsed By Connecticut Independent Party
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOB HEBERT ENDORSED BY CONNECTICUT INDEPENDENT PARTY
RIDGEFIELD, CT SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 - The Independent Party of Connecticut has endorsed Bob Hebert as their candidate for State Representative for the 111th Assembly District.
Bob will now be both the Republican and Independent Party candidate this coming Election Day, November 3, 2020.
The Independent Party is the third-largest political party in the State of Connecticut. The Independent party seeks to support candidates who advocate for fiscal responsibility and value independent thinking, as its namesake suggests.
“I am grateful that the Independent Party has acknowledged my efforts to prioritize two key goals: represent the best interests of my constituents, and always promote good policy over partisan politics. As your Republican and Independent candidate for State Representative, I will proudly advocate for balanced ideas and constructive policies for the benefit of our State and the town of Ridgefield,” said Bob.
Sunday, 09 August 2020
On the evening of Friday, August 7th, EOC received a phone call from Ballard Green resident, Susan Proctor, asking to speak to Bob Hebert, present in the EOC as a member of CERT. Susan relayed that Ballard Green had lost its power at 4:30 AM that morning and that many residents were struggling with the concerning consequences of not being able to communicate with family members to being unable to plug in necessary medical equipment for a resident with COPD.
With Hebert’s coordination, the EOC team efficiently developed a plan to address residents' concerns and comfort the community.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved extending the filing deadline at its June 24 Zoom meeting.
“Because of COVID people did not have an opportunity to make that application,” said Selectman Bob Hebert, raising the issue.
“My ask tonight,” Hebert told fellow selectmen, “...is that we extend this until July 15, to give people an opportunity to make the application.”
Friday, June 5, 2020
General Assembly candidate Bob Hebert this week applauded an announcement from the legislature’s House Republicans, who intend to petition for a special session that would allow lawmakers to tackle critical budgetary issues and conduct a bipartisan review of the governor’s executive orders.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Selectman Bob Hebert has won the unanimous endorsement of Ridgefield’s Republican Town Committee to be the party’s candidate for the 111th District seat in the state House of Representatives.
The seat was held for 22 years by Republican state Rep. John Frey, who earlier this year announced that he would not seek re-election.
“I decided to run for state representative because I want to take on the big issues that are most important to all the people of Ridgefield,” Hebert said. “We need to make changes for the better, not just for the sake of change. Anyone can change things, but change to our wonderful town, state and country must be well thought out, analyzed, and debated. Change for the better is never easy, but it’s always worth it.
Monday, April 27, 2020
We are in unprecedented times, and difficult decisions will have to be made. At a Tri-Board meeting last Wednesday, elected officials from the BOS, BOF, and the Board of Education (BOE) shared ideas, opinions, and research while discussing both the town and BOE budgets. Officials shared observations that the shutdown would allow for finding retroactive savings in some areas, including spring sports, energy usage in buildings, liability insurance, and transportation contracts, among others. Most members agreed on one thing: there will have to be cuts.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Last week, Bob Hebert announced his candidacy for state representative. Bob is currently in his second term on the Board of Selectmen, and before 2015, he was chairman of the Ridgefield Housing Authority. Bob brings with him experience in finance, banking, and commercial real estate through his current role as the managing partner/owner of Hebert Partners and as the founder/organizer of The Bank of New Canaan. Bob has impressive credentials in both business and government that will allow him to take on tough issues challenging our state and tackle them with common-sense solutions.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Piles of plastic pipes, dilapidated fencing, bulldozers, and huge yellow power shovels, a couple of Dumpsters, orange-and-white striped barrels, orange traffic cones, a port-o-john, plastic trash cans — a lot of stuff’s been stored for months at the construction site of the state’s nearly complete Route 35 bridge project.