This is a campaign for Connecticut's future, for our families and bringing back opportunity to southeastern CT. It has never been more clear that we need a strong State Senator in Hartford— one who can lead and get things done. Farouk is building a grassroots effort to ensure the next generation has even greater opportunity than we did.
Farouk has served as the Stonington Board of Education Chair during one of the most difficult moments in our country's history.
He is running for State Senate to bring energy and experience to the Capitol.
He will focus on the big issues like healthcare, jobs, tourism and our economy—to ensure that today's youth have greater opportunities.
UNIVERSAL PRE-K EDUCATION
This decades-long Democratic goal must become a reality. Universal Pre-K is critical to eliminating longstanding inequities in public education and addressing the learning gap.
We must enact realistic climate goals to transition away from fossil fuels, protect our farmland and shoreline, and we must begin to plan for the imminent transition to electric vehicles.
With 350,000 residents without insurance right now, it has never been more clear that we need to transition to universal healthcare. If we can’t do it nationally, we must do it regionally.
COLLEGE & TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
We will enact college affordability measures for state schools so today's graduates aren’t saddled with debt for decades and heavily invest in our technical schools to create the best workforce in America.
We need a standing Office of Pandemic Preparation to face our next crisis that focuses on testing, continuity of resources and services, and strategies for selective isolation.
COST OF LIVING
With the cost of living skyrocketing nationally, we need to enact quick, immediate changes to the Connecticut gas tax and provide more tax breaks to working and middle class families.
We have a more than $2 billion surplus in our state budget, and now is the time to return money to Connecticut residents, enact a child tax credit, and pay down long-term debt obligations.
With Roe v. Wade in the balance, we must protect reproductive rights at the state level, eliminate the gender wage gap through tough legislation, and increase equal economic opportunity.
“Farouk was my mentor and was always there to support me. I learned how to be a good leader from him, and he lived by a motto: Don’t ask anything from anyone that you wouldn’t do yourself.”
Elizabeth, former associate