Greg Cava Is a Candidate for Senator District 32 Connecticut

Greg Cava Interview with Code Blue

Website: http://cava17.com/

BIO: With a BA and law degree from Boston University, Greg Cava settled with his wife and two daughters in Roxbury, Connecticut. A leading real estate and land development lawyer, for 33 years he has been an advocate for the builders of communities, enterprise and prosperity. With 21 years of municipal public service, service on corporate boards and as counsel to large development projects, he knows how to get big things done, put Connecticut back to work and give our children a future. 

GREG ON THE ISSUES

Committed to finding common ground on both sides of the aisle to get Connecticut working again, Greg will be your advocate in Hartford.

Jobs and the Economy

Growing the economy and creating jobs will be Greg’s top priority. By using our strengths—a bright, innovative and highly skilled work force, livable communities, incomparable educational institutions and common-sense Yankee ingenuity—we will make Connecticut the best place to start a business and raise a family by:

  • Partnering higher education and corporate research and development to create jobs incubators
  • Expanding and building a 21st century interconnected fiber-optic infrastructure to make Connecticut the east coast home of high-tech startups
  • Leveraging Learn Here Live Here to allow our young people to become 32nd District homeowners with a bright future in Connecticut
  • Supporting our working families by training our manufacturing work force in sought-after high-tech manufacturing and fabrication skills

 

Government Spending and Taxes

Greg will:

  • Oppose unfunded mandates
  • Fight for equitable revenue sharing
  • Work hard to ensure the 32nd District receives its fair share of services
  • Drive a top-down review of all state services that empowers and rewards our state workforce for achieving efficiency and rooting out waste
  • Work to hold the line on taxes by expanding economic development and rebuilding our rainy-day fund

Education

Greg will work to make equity in education a reality while fighting to secure for each 32nd District town its fair share of state education support.

Marriage Equality

Unlike Rob Kane who stood on the wrong side of history when he voted against marriage equality in 2009, Greg did not have to evolve as he started with the proposition that marriage is a fundamental right available to everyone.

Women’s Rights

This is not just a civil rights issue, but an economic issue. Endorsed by Planned Parenthood, Greg is pro-choice, rejects attempts to undermine Roe v. Wade, supports equal pay for equal work, insurance coverage for contraceptive services and the broad availability of health services for women.

LGBTQIA Rights and Safety

Greg fully supports the rights and safety of those who identify as LGBTQIA. Connecticut has prohibited discrimination against transgender persons and in particular has prohibited laws that would deny schoolchildren the right to use the restroom of their gender expression since 2011. Rather than the fears opponents of such laws in other states have expressed, what we realized was acceptance and safety for all. Greg believes we can all be an ally of the LGBTQIA community.

The Environment

To bequeath our kids a healthy environment, we must be good stewards of the land and preserve our open space and wildlife habitat while we provide the economic activity to support our communities in the most sustainable way practicable.

Gun Control

The United States Constitution guarantees a fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms that applies to all law-abiding Americans. The Connecticut Constitution is even more explicit and guarantees the right to keep and bear arms in self-defense and defense of the state. But even the majority opinion of the late Justice Antonin Scalia in District of Columbia v. Heller acknowledges that these rights are not absolute and there is room for governmental regulation. Those are the realities we face. We owe the victims of gun violence more than we have offered to date. We need to learn to talk with one another to achieve what was once commonplace: common ground based on common sense and common understanding. Greg supports:

  • Universal background checks
  • Keeping guns out of the hands of felons, persons suffering from mental disabilities incompatible with safe gun handling and ownership, and those judicially adjudicated at risk of committing domestic violence
  • Safe storage of legal firearms
  • A system of reciprocity where the states involved recognize and support gun safety and the need to make certain those who exercise their gun rights have sufficient firearms
  • Knowledge to exercise those rights safely and responsibly
  • Efforts to promote gun safety and proficiency through training, education and competitive programs