I am honored to represent the citizens of the 35th District (Clinton, Killingworth, and Westbrook) in the Connecticut House. Serving the people of our beautiful region is very rewarding. Constituents bring issues, concerns, and personal problems with government to me on a daily basis. Nothing is more satisfying than helping a neighbor negotiate the system, correct a problem, or resolve an ongoing dispute.
As I approach the latter portion of my first term, I am even more eager to address the pressing economic and educational concerns that face our district and state. I ask for your continued support as I announce my intention to seek re-election in November. I have assembled a terrific team headed by Treasurer Jane Scully Welch of Clinton. We are determined to bring the campaign to you and to hear your views.
Tough decisions that needed to be made, and were often not popular, have begun to show slow but steady results. Make no mistake. We didn't get into this mess overnight and the climb back requires perseverence and patience.
Although retired from the classroom, I will always be a teacher and, as such, remain convinced that honest discussion, the frank exchange of ideas, and respect for diverse points of view are the pathways to realistic, long term solutions.
Please continue to contact me with your comments and suggestions. I look forward to meeting many of you as the campaign unfolds in the coming months.
This position comes with a significant learning curve. Every day brings a new challenge and provides me with more opportunities to develop skills that serve our district's needs more effectively.
By definition, this is a part time job. In reality, it's a full time responsibility that demands a disciplined commitment. Thank you for your trust and I look forward to serving in the future.