Rep. O’Neill to Discuss Eliminating Political Conventions on NBC30’s Face the Facts with Max Reiss

Posted on March 28, 2019 by admin


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This Sunday, March 31, State Representative Arthur O’Neill (R-69) will be a featured guest on NBC30’s morning program, Face the Facts with Max Reiss, where he discusses his proposal to eliminate the requirement for political parties to hold nominating conventions.

His proposal, HB 5041- An Act Concerning Major Party Conventions – would eliminate the requirement for political parties to hold state or district conventions, as applicable, for the purpose of choosing a candidate for nomination to any state or district office. The bill would not prohibit political parties from holding a convention if they chose to do so provided they conformed with applicable law and do not choose more than one candidate for nomination to any office.

“Instead of being forced to deliver their message to a small group of political insiders just to survive the convention, this legislation will allow each candidate to bring their message directly to the people of Connecticut to let them choose who will represent their party in the general election,” Rep. O’Neill said. “It’s a simple and effective way to level the playing field and let the voters hear many different ideas from diverse perspectives before they make their choice.”

To watch the show, tune in to NBC30 at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, or go to their website at: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/