About Alan Schlesinger For Congress
Alan Schlesinger has been a public servant, a small business owner and leader for strong economic policies that reduce government debt. He served as a six-term state representative where he was ranking member of the Banking Committee, Vice-Chairman of Education Committee and served six terms on the Finance Committee. Alan served as a two-term mayor of the City of Derby and served as selectman for the Town of Orange, Connecticut.
Alan has the practical business expertise to move America in the direction of fiscal integrity. As mayor in Derby he fought hard to put forth sound economic policies and a budget that created prosperity and accountability. Alan successfully implemented Health Savings Accounts which resulted in a twenty-five percent savings in city employee health care costs.
While serving in the state legislature Alan often spoke out against bills that were not sustainable for the state of Connecticut, and gave a strong voice to the concept of fiscal responsibility. He is a champion of transparent government and offers solutions to the problems facing America. While he is a proven leader, he believes he will be a citizen congressman for the people of Florida’s 18th District, and will champion legislation that reduces our debt, limits government and makes America strong.
Alan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He has spent much of his time between Connecticut and Florida for many years due to his family ties in South Florida, and now resides on Singer Island.
He was a founding partner of Schlesinger and Barbara Law Offices and has been a successful charter investor in several start-up companies. Alan has the experience in both the private sector and government, and he believes strongly that small businesses are the core of America’s economy. He is firmly against overburdening the business community with taxation and regulation.
Alan was a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures and was a member of the Pensions Committee of that body.
“I give you my word that I will go to Congress and work tirelessly every day to restore our Nation’s economic vitality. Together, we will succeed!”