“Freight railroads propel our local economy, operating under a self-funding model where private investments create public benefits. Much of the private sector spending by railroads has gone into new technologies that save on fuel and reduce emissions from locomotives, which is especially relevant in Connecticut, where we struggle with high ozone levels.”

Pete Hess was elected as Mayor of the Borough of Naugatuck in 2015. He has been unopposed as Mayor in the last two elections and is now starting his third term.

Hess graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Finance. He went on to graduate from the University of San Francisco School of Law and practiced law until he was elected Mayor. He is currently engaged in the development of the Inland Port of Naugatuck, which will become the first Intermodal Terminal in the State of Connecticut.

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