Posted on April 5, 2024


I am excited to announce the Stafford Diaper Drive! In partnership with Stafford Family Resource Center, we have several community partners that will be accepting donations. The locations include Stafford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Stafford Public Library, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Stafford Motor Speedway. Donations will be collected from Monday, April 8, to Sunday, April 28 (weekend of the Spring Sizzler).

Details on drop locations are below. Boxes and drop areas are only accessible during business

April is World Autism Month

Posted on April 1, 2024


April is World Autism Month. Join us in spreading awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what resources are available, and to dismantle negative stigma that can be associated with it. Our caucus will continue to strive to craft policies, similar to P.A. 23-137 that eliminated wait lists for services and expanded autism Medicaid waivers, that promote a more inclusive society.

Resources available:

>>>DPH, Connecticut Collaborative to Improve Autism Services (Click Here)

>>>DSS, Autism Spectrum

Vail Attends Ribbon Cutting of Stafford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Grand Opening

Posted on March 28, 2024


STAFFORD – State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-52) attended the ribbon cutting of Stafford Springs newest auto dealership. Stafford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram opened its doors on Friday, March 22, providing an excellent selection of Jeeps, trucks, and SUVs.

“I appreciated the invitation to cut the ribbon for one of Stafford’s newest businesses. This is an asset to our community, anytime a company invests in our town, it’s something to celebrate. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, swing by Stafford Chrysler

Early Voting: What You Need to Know

Posted on March 18, 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

CT House and Senate Republicans Offer Ideas to Provide Ratepayers Relief on Electric Bills

Posted on February 26, 2024


Hartford – Republicans unveiled several ways in which the state can begin to address the rate hike adjustment proposals that have recently been requested by Connecticut’s energy utilities. These rate hikes come at time when residents and businesses are facing record-setting levels of inflation.

You can watch the news conference by clicking here.

The proposals aim to:

  • limit all future Power Purchase Agreements so that no contract can be for more than 100% over the wholesale electric market price

Vail Testifies in Support of Stafford Business

Posted on February 22, 2024


Picture (from left to right): Michelle Lemoi, Carmen Barker, both representing Stafford’s Division 5, LLC, and State Rep. Kurt Vail testify before the General Law committee on Thursday, February 22.

Hartford – State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-Stafford) testified alongside Division 5, LLC’s Carmen Barker, and Michelle Lemoi, in support of legislation being considered by the General Law Committee. The proposed law would require timely payments for completed work that has been sub-contracted to the locally

Behind the Vail: Stafford Cidery

Posted on February 22, 2024


Have you ever wondered what it takes to craft hard cider? I had the opportunity to visit Stafford Cidery in beautiful downtown Stafford as part of my “Behind the Vail” series. This series is dedicated to highlighting the local businesses of the 52nd District.

Dan and Jodi opened the cidery 7 years ago, and it has since grown into a local landmark. I appreciated the time they took out of their schedules to show me how they craft their cider. To achieve a variety of flavors, certain ingredients are

Behind the Vail: Worthington Vineyards & Winery

Posted on February 6, 2024


I visited Worthington Vineyards & Winery in Somers in my most recent “Behind the Vail” segment. Behind the Vail is a short video series that showcases businesses across the 52nd District. I was impressed by the world-class operation run by the Murdoch Family and the high quality product that is locally crafted in our neck of the woods.

During my visit to the winery, I had the opportunity to learn about the wine-making process, tour the grounds, and taste some of the best local wine in Connecticut.

Security & Service

Posted on February 2, 2024


On Thursday morning, House Republicans held a news conference to unveil proposals crafted to make Connecticut a more affordable place to live. These proposals can be found within a larger framework called, Security & Service.” Guiding principles within the set of proposals will help maintain the state’s fiscal stability while seeking to reduce expenses for Connecticut families, businesses, and individuals.

View our news conference by clicking below.


2024 Survey

Posted on January 9, 2024


Before we start our legislative business for the year, I’d like to hear from you. Understanding your opinion on many of the main subjects that will likely come up for consideration is critical to representing you in Hartford.

When you have a few minutes, please answer the survey below. Your individual answers will be confidential, but I will provide some aggregated data after our survey is complete. I have also provided a comment section if you’d like to add any detail to your responses.