To the Editor:
Emily Bjornberg is clearly the choice to represent the 12 towns that comprise Connecticut’s 33rdSenatorial District. That conclusion is based on 25 years of first hand experience. Early in my tenure as First Selectman I learned just how important it is to maintain close contact with our representatives in Hartford. I have spent many hundreds of hours testifying before our Legislators, the men and women who play such an important part in the health of our communities. The actions—or, unfortunately, inactions, of our representatives in Hartford are crucial to our future.
We have been largely fortunate in our legislative choices: Jamie Spallone, Phil Miller and, for 20 years, Eileen Daily, whose presence we have sorely missed during the two years since she stepped down. But we have been afforded a golden opportunity, the chance to elect a Senator with the drive, the capacity and the promise to follow in that fine tradition.
Emily Bjornberg speaks passionately and compellingly; she states her beliefs frankly; she clearly enumerates her goals as our State Senator. Emily has spent time with residents in all corners of the towns she seeks to represent. She understands us. Her honesty is immediately apparent. She will devote herself to the service of her constituents. Emily Bjornberg should be our next State Senator.
Richard H. Smith
First Selectman, Deep River