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.