This letter is written by Mary Ellen Klinck:
Dear District Voters--
As a lifelong Democrat, I am concerned that a former Democrat, now a Green Party candidate, is vying for the same 33rd state senate seat as Rep. James Crawford, the endorsed and very capable Democratic candidate. While the Green candidate is hard-working and presents a good platform, I cannot vote for her and ultimately help elect the Republican.
Jim Crawford has experience as a local town official and as a state representative, both positions important to understanding the work at the Capitol in Hartford.
During the primary I got to know Jim very well, a true gentleman. I listened to his priorities many times, and we agreed on most issues--especially small business, housing, senior, veterans, children, and education needs.
We both agree that our technical and community colleges need more funding for their students. Companies in Connecticut are ready to work closely with these schools to increase jobs and job training.
Challenging times are here and we need a state senator with experience, who will make common sense decisions and is committed to our community.
Please vote for Jim Crawford, the Democratic and Working Family candidate.
-- Mary Ellen Klinck