Lakeville Journal: Learning at the Candidates’ Debate

First appeared in the Lakeville Journal on 10/18/2018 here.

Letter to the Editor:

Thanks to The Lakeville Journal and the League of Women Voters, last Friday’s candidate debate provided significant insights into those who want to represent us in Hartford. Two Democratic challengers and two GOP incumbents showed us who has new and innovative ideas for the Northwest Corner and who is glibly self-satisfied with the tired status quo.   

David Lawson, a veteran teacher and school board member, showed us why it’s critical to take the long view of our economic and educational future, and he deserves our support for state senator. Maria Horn, a former federal prosecutor and Salisbury Board of Finance member, easily demonstrated why she is by far the best person to tackle our regional fiscal and infrastructure problems, and why she will make us all proud as our next state representative in Hartford. Even more impressive was how both candidates have knocked on thousands of doors recently as their direct way of finding out what’s most important to our neighbors.

Based on what they showed to the full house at HVRHS, Maria Horn and David Lawson are the right choices for our future, and they both clearly deserve our votes on Nov. 6.

Frank Fitzmaurice

Sharon

EditorMeghan FlanaganEditor