It has been my great privilege to spend the past five months running for state representative in Newtown's 106th district. As you come to the polls to vote, I hope you will support me as the best voice for Newtown in the Connecticut Legislature.
Between myself and my dedicated volunteers, my campaign has knocked on more than 4,000 doors, and made more than 3,000 phone calls to voters. We have reached out to voters in all political parties -- Democrat, Republican, Independent and even a few Green -- as well as those in the majority in Newtown, individuals not registered in a party. In addition, in the past three days, we have distributed literature to more than 2,000 voters whom we attempted to reach and could not.
Why did we go to such great lengths to reach voters individually? Because I believe that Newtown deserves a state representative who cares about each and every constituent, regardless of party. Because I wanted to share my ideas. Because I know everyone is tired of hearing the same old political slogans and bashing of the other party.
Being an elected representative requires that you listen to all points of view, then use your own intellect, creativity and judgment to help shape legislation. Repeating the same general partisan slogans is not enough. If you are going to express an opinion, you need to back it up with specific plans. You also need to be able to articulate your ideas clearly so that you have a voice in the process. Already, I have been in conversations with the House leadership, and I know that as Newtown's representative, my voice will be heard.
I am proud to have received the endorsement of The News-Times for my unique combination of experience, ideas and, in their words, "optimism." If you would like additional information, please visit my web page.
Thank you to the people of Newtown, of all political affiliations, who have already expressed their support for my campaign, and I look forward to seeing you at the polls!