About Us

CT Taxpayers Coalition is a voice for those who feel like they have no voice. We are here to mobilize CT residents and elected officials to be a force behind the successful push for tax reform. We are concerned citizens of Connecticut with experience in law, government, taxes, media, and medicine. We are tired of working hard and paying too much so government can thrive. Let’s keep Hartford accountable.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve favorable policy changes and outcomes by using the most effective team in Hartford. Our lobbying skills, policy expertise, medical professionals, and media savvy will promote pragmatic solutions.


Our Team

A little more about our team


Joe Aguiar

Joe Aguiar has been a radio, TV and podcasting personality for over 25 years. He is the President and CEO of Clovercrest Media Group, a full service media company that specializes in podcast and live stream show development and production. Aguiar is also the lead radio/audio instructor at the CT School of Broadcasting in Farmington, CT, as well as a fill-in talk show host on WICC 600am Bridgeport, and is also a licensed realtor for CT BB Realty in Middletown

Dr. Chip Beckett

Self employed veterinarian, runs the family farm with produce and sheep, past Council Chair of Glastonbury Town Council, Past Chair of Capitol region council of Governments, Independent Party candidate for Lt. governor 2022, member 1000 Friends of CT property Tax Reform working group.

Michelle Botelho

Michelle is a Paralegal who has studied government and law. She was a campaign manager and a candidate for Congress in CT-05. She has worked for the IRS and the MA Dept of Labor. She has been endorsed by manufacturing companies in the district. She wants to make CT more business friendly.

John Rasimas

John Rasimas is a Certified Public Account and served as Deputy State Auditor in the Office of the Auditors of Public Accounts through his retirement in April 2022. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University for the past 20 years and a frequent contributor on state tax, budget and finance issues. He believes that Connecticut must operate in a fiscally sound and competitive manner in order for our economy to thrive.

Dr. Amy Chai, MD, MS

A physician and independent contractor who ran for US Congress in CT-3 as an Independent in 2022. She has first hand struggles with issues of self-employment, and has at time found that taxation levels and childcare costs made work—even as a physician—little more than a breaking even proposition. She also cares for the poorest and most at risk patients in Connecticut, and has seen how funding meant to help the vulnerable does not always work the way we as taxpayers would like. Lately, she has taken on a project called, “Speak Life—New Haven” as a way to help local residents who struggle to obtain the information they need create a better life for themselves and their families.

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

Thomas Jefferson

Don't Let Government Control Your Future!

Ready to fight for a better future? Join us now and be part of a passionate community committed to lowering taxes in our state. You’ll have the power to make real change, connect with others who share your values, and build a brighter future for generations to come.

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