Reps Pavalock-D’Amato, Hoxha, and Sen. Martin to Host Post-Session Legislative Update

Posted on June 11, 2024


BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Joe Hoxha (R-78) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are inviting Bristol residents to join them for a post-session update to discuss various items related to the 2024 legislative session.

WHERE: Bristol Public Library
5 High Street

WHEN: Thursday, June 20
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

If you want to discuss anything from the recent concluded legislative session, have questions about state government, are experiencing an issue with a state agency,

House Republican Initiative to Establish a Fallen Officer Fund, Signed Into Law

Posted on May 21, 2024


A top priority of mine and my House Republican colleagues this session was an initiative to assist the families of law enforcement officers tragically killed in the line of duty. I’m extremely happy to let you know that earlier this week, this initiative was signed into law (Public Act 24-27).

Under the worst circumstances imaginable, this fund will aid the families by providing financial assistance along with any other benefits for which the officer is eligible.

This passage of this legislation

Rep. Pavalock-D’Amato Holding Collection to Benefit Local Animal Shelters

Posted on May 15, 2024


HARTFORD – State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-BRISTOL) will be collecting gently used and new pet blankets and towels during a near month-long event aimed at helping two local animal shelters.

Donation boxes will be set up at the Law Offices of Cara Pavalock, 440 North Main Street (rear of building) and Crowley Kia of Bristol, 223 Broad Street. Items can be dropped off at Kia of Bristol from 9am to 7pm Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 6pm Friday & Saturday and 8am to 5pm at the law

DOT to Replace and Upgrade All Existing Pedestrian and School Crossing Signs at Uncontrolled Intersections

Posted on May 14, 2024


The Department of Transportation is developing plans to replace and upgrade all existing pedestrian and school crossing signs at uncontrolled intersections in Bristol.

According to DOT, many of the pedestrian and school crossing signs are close to the end of their usable life. Replacing these signs with new, more retroreflective signs is critical for visibility and safety of pedestrians on State Roadways. The project is scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2025.

Anyone interested in requesting

Republicans Offer Amendments to Increase Safety on Our Roadways

Posted on May 1, 2024

Due to the increase in wrong way driving incidents and traffic fatalities, we have a legislative responsibility to our residents to take action and increase safety along our roadways.
Current Connecticut law does not permit a law enforcement officer from pulling over a vehicle where a driver is seen smoking marijuana or if the induvial is smoking marijuana with children in the car.
Earlier this week, Republicans offered two amendments to address the increase in wrong way driving incidents

House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance FY25 Budget

Posted on April 25, 2024


In lieu of the lack of budgetary action from the majority members of the Appropriation Committee, my House Republican colleagues and I have released a plan to adjust the $25.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2025 (which would become effective on July 1).

This plan keeps a promise to our residents by honoring the fiscal guardrails, pursuing structural reforms, focusing on affordability, and increasing funding for local education.

This includes:

  • $236 million more in local education funding, including

Nonprofit Grant Awarded to Connecticut Community Care in Bristol

Posted on April 10, 2024


I’m happy to announce Connecticut Community Care in Bristol has been awarded a grant through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. While not located in the part of Bristol I represent, this organization and the people it serves is an important resource to the Bristol community.

Grants received through this program are used to help support capital projects. This includes – facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities

Pavement Marking Project – BRISTOL

Posted on April 4, 2024

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be conducting a pavement marking project in Bristol and surrounding towns beginning Sunday, April 7 through Friday, November 8.
No work will be performed the day before or day after all State recognized holidays.
Traffic control personnel, sign patterns, cones, and truck mounted attenuators will guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule is 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Sunday – Friday) on secondary routes and

What to Know About Early Voting 2024

Posted on March 28, 2024



Early voting was approved by Connecticut voters in 2022. During the 2023 legislative session, the General Assembly authorized in-person early voting for elections held after April 1, 2024. Under this schedule, the first election utilizing early voting will be the Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024.

The early voting dates for this election have been modified to reflect the Good Friday holiday and Easter Sunday. Early Voting will be held Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28

Rep. Pavalock Participates in Read Across America Day

Posted on March 14, 2024


On Friday, I had the opportunity to participate in one of the most enjoyable aspects of my role as a state representative, Read Across America Day. This year, I read “Hooray for Hats” to Ms. Scrittorale’s Pre-K classroom at Edgewood Elementary School.

I’d like to thank the teachers and administrators for all their hard work in promoting the importance of reading in a fun and enjoyable way and for inviting me to be a part of this fun-filled annual event. It is always a pleasure to join their efforts