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HURLBURT OPENS ELECTION HEADQUARTERS: Campaign to operate out of historic Willington Mill Works

State Representative Bryan Hurlburt has opened his 2012 election headquarters in the historic Willington Mill Works building.

State Representative Bryan Hurlburt has opened his 2012 election headquarters in the historic Willington Mill Works building. Hurlburt is running for re-election to the state legislature in the 53rd Assembly District which includes the towns of Ashford, Tolland and Willington.

Constructed beginning in 1860, the Willington Mill Works complex is located at 156 River Rd (Route 32). Originally home to the Gardner Hall, Jr. Company, a maker of spooled threads, from 1860-1954, the industry heritage of the company was adopted into Willington’s official town seal in 1919.

Hurlburt said he is excited about the location of the headquarters noting it is convenient for residents of all three district towns to visit. “This is a perfect spot to work on this year’s election effort and I encourage anyone interested in joining us to stop by, even if it is to just say hi, discuss some issues or to check out this beautiful historic building,” he said.   

Owned and managed by the Buccino family since 1962, the building has served as home over the years to a variety of businesses ranging from manufacturing, research & development, retail, professional offices and art studios. Building occupancy is presently at 98%, up from a recession low of 6% just two years ago.

The Hurlburt 2012 team occupies suite 2102. Their headquarters phone number is 860-729-2235.  A grand opening will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Hurlburt plans to reach out to residents personally by going door-to-door, as well as sending issue mailings and making phone calls.

“If you see me out in the community, please say hello,” he said. “It’s important that everyone who wants to share their opinions and concerns gets to do so on a personal basis – that’s my goal.”        

Hurlburt is a lifelong Tolland resident, and a graduate of Tolland High School and the University of Connecticut. Before his election to the legislature in 2006, he served on the Tolland Town Council.

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Emily September 14, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Bryan is your typical Connecticut liberal Democrat. If you like increased spending with little or no return, or you like retro-active tax increases at a level never seen before in Connecticut history. Bryan Hurlburt is for you. He had voted for every tax increase that has come his way and he has voted against every bill that included spending cuts. Now you have to understand political speak. Spending cuts only mean reduced increases not actual cuts, But Bryan can't even support that. Please I beg of everyone. Vote for anyone other than Bryan Hurlburt. Even a rock would be better as a rock would cause no harm.
Steven Jones September 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM
It's great to see that such historic architectures in our district are being revived and reused. The Mill Works has bevy of small business owners from all walks of life, as well as a beautiful view of the lake. Best of luck to Bryan, and here's to sustaining a political season that is about discussing the issues rather than attacking them as black & white subjects.
John Scott September 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Best of Luck Bryan! Anyone who knows your real record understands that you are a strong and independent voice for our small towns up in Hartford. Keep up the good work!
John Scott's conscience September 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM
John Scott, seriously? What planet do you live on?

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