Lakeville Journal: These two candidates deserve your support

First appeared in the Lakeville Journal on 10/25/2018 here.

Letter to the Editor:

Voting this election year is critical to restore truth, respect and confidence in state and federal levels of government.  In the Northwest Corner, we are fortunate to have excellent candidates with strong credentials to support for Congress, statewide officials in Hartford, and in the  state legislative districts — 30th Senate and 64th Assembly. Turnout will be important, but equally so will be votes (i.e. darken the ovals) across the full ballot.

Maria Horn  has a resume tailor-made for the 64th. A Salisbury resident, wife, parent, lawyer and federal prosecutor, school and community activist. Maria is an empathetic, effective and enthusiastic communicator. She will not only contribute to legislative debate in Hartford, but also share her insights with local constituents. She is a keen listener and advocate for individual interests and requests.  

David Lawson running for the 30th Senate District seat, is married, father of two grown children and a career high school history teacher. He “knows the territory,” living in New Milford, serving as long time chair of the Board of Education there,” and earlier having spent many summers working at Camp Ponemah in Kent.

Both candidates are personally and professionally familiar with important local concerns: affordable health care; quality education — both public and private; protection of the environment; and with the financial resources and budget constraints of our rural communities.  

These candidates deserve your support.  Every voter counts and every vote will be counted.

Frances R. Besmer

Kent

EditorMeghan FlanaganEditor