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Meet the Candidate: Rick Bush

Rick Bush. Courtesy photo

We-Ha.com is offering our readers the opportunity to meet the candidates running in the Nov. 2, 2021 municipal election. 

Compiled by Ronni Newton

We-Ha.com is offering our readers the opportunity to “Meet the Candidate” – designed to help them get to know the candidates running for office in the 2021 municipal election.

Identical questionnaires have been sent to all candidates, and each profile received has been submitted directly to We-Ha.com by the candidate or the candidate’s campaign management. The responses have not been edited but have been formatted to match our publication style. Questions left blank have been deleted.

As profiles are received, they will be published on We-Ha.com under the “Government” tab. We-Ha.com is not making endorsements of any political candidates but we are publishing this information in order to assist voters in being informed and prepared when they go to the polls on Nov. 2.

If you are a candidate and wish to submit a profile, please return it by email to Ronni Newton at [email protected] as soon as possible.

Name: Richard C. Bush

Age: 52

Party, position seeking: Independent – A Connecticut Party of West Hartford, Town Council

Family information: Married, Father of 4

Other occupation, if applicable:  Small Business owner, Real Estate Broker, Property Manager

Political experience: Candidate for municipal & state office. 2019, 2020

Other relevant experience: Board of Directors – Connecticut Coalition of Property Owners, MDC Commissioner,

What issue(s) are your primary area of focus? Storm water separation from sanitary sewers, vibrant town center, sports facilities, quality of life issues.

What do you feel is the biggest issue facing West Hartford today, and how do you plan to address it if elected? It’s difficult to select one issue that is the most important facing West Hartford. The reality is is that the day-to-day management of the town and the fiscal responsibility to provide accountability for all the money that we spend is the ultimate issue. If elected I will make sure that our town is run responsibly and provide accountability.

What do you feel differentiates you from other candidates also running for this position? My experience in the town and the community dealing with people and basic services.

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