Kurt Vail Citizens Election Program


It’s seems like just yesterday that I was given the amazing opportunity to run for State Representative for Connecticut’s 52nd assembly district representing the towns of Somers and Stafford. It has been an honor serving these great communities and I’m excited to seek re-election in 2016. In 2014, I qualified for the Citizens Election Program and will be seeking to qualify again in 2016.

The Citizens Election Program requires candidates running for State Representative to raise $5,000 in small contributions and have at least 150 donors that reside in either Somers or Stafford. The completion of the program means the Vote Vail campaign will receive a grant of $27,850. Contributions must be at least $5 and no more than $100.

Please consider donating to my campaign so that I can continue working hard for Somers and Stafford, as well as state of Connecticut. Attached below is the form, please fill it out and mail to Bill Jenkins, my treasurer, at 63 Ridge Rd, Chaplin, CT 06235. If you have any questions you can call me at (860)458-9266 or my campaign manager Sal Titus at (860)549-2762 or email us at votevail16@gmail.com.

Thank you for all your support,


2016 CEP form



Vail To Run for Second Term To State House


STAFFORD- State Rep. Kurt Vail (R-52) announced he will be running for re-election to the Connecticut House of Representatives this November representing the towns of Stafford & Somers.

Vail, who is a Republican, serves on the Legislature’s Public Safety & Security, Labor and Public Employees, Insurance & Real Estate Committees.

In the last year Vail locally has: 

  •   Worked with state and local officials to get funds to replace the parking lot at the Somers Police Department
  •  Worked to get funds for the elderly housing in Stafford’ s Woodland Springs
  •  Advocated for a state Brownfields grant to demolish and remediate the former Somersville Mill for future redevelopment

Vail said, “I have spent the first year and half getting to know the people of Stafford and Somers. I represent the people in the 52nd District, their voices are crucial in guiding me the do what is best for our community. “

Vail voted against Gov. Malloy’s 2015 tax increases, which were the second largest in Connecticut’s history and tax tons of new services including getting a car wash.

“Residents of Stafford & Somers consistently say to me they want Connecticut to stop taxing them into poverty and forcing jobs out of state. My top priority is to continue to fight for common-sense budgets and lower state spending and taxes while bringing highly skilled jobs to Connecticut, “said Rep. Vail.

For the current legislative session, Rep. Vail plans to work with other legislators on proposals to help combat the rising epidemic of opiate addiction in our region.

Read more about Vail’s legislative record: www.repvail.com

Penny Bacchiochi Endorses Kurt Vail



State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi Endorses Kurt Vail for State House Seat

 STAFFORD- State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi (Stafford & Somers) today announced she is supporting Stafford resident Kurt Vail in his run for State Rep. in the 52ndDistrict, a seat Bacchciochi has held for the last 12 years.

Bacchiochi said, “Kurt Vail will be a fresh voice in Hartford on issues that the people of Stafford and Somers care deeply about. He understands the challenges that face small business and will work to reduce red tape and over regulation.”

“I have known Kurt Vail and his family for many years and I believe he will be an asset to the district. Kurt knows Hartford has to address its overspending and unfunded liabilities. Kurt understands these key problems and is ready to address them,” added Rep. Bacchiochi.

Kurt Vail is a former prison guard at the Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers and is a lifelong Stafford resident currently working as an insurance agent in Stafford. Vail had served on the Stafford Board of Education and is also involved in the Stafford youth football program and has been since 2006. Vail is also a father of four children.

Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

I was nominated by my friend and colleague, Chris Paradiso, to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is for a great cause, ALS awareness. My daughters Hannah and Vivian did the honors of pouring the ice water over my head from the second story. I’ve nominated my office manager, Stephanie Fanelli, my good friends John Perrier and John White, and my sister-in-law Cheryl Vail to take the challenge! They have 24 hours to take the challenge or donate to ALS or both. Check out the video below…

Citizens Election Program



Hello friends, welcome to our web page. Here you can follow all that’s going on with the campaign. I am excited to announce that we have submitted our paperwork to the Secretary of State’s office for the Citizens Election Program grant. If everything is approved we will receive a grant for $27850 to use for the campaign.  I would like to thank all those that have contributed and those who have helped on the campaign thus far.

We have engaged fully in our door to door campaign, and I am looking for volunteers to walk or drive with me to meet voters in both Somers and Stafford. Please call me at (860)458-9266 or email me @ votevail14@gmail.com if you are interested. We will be updating this site regularly to chronicle our progress. I am Kurt Vail, and I approve this message.