Letter to the editor from Jean and Richard Bergstresser received October 19, 2016
We are writing this letter in support of John Blankley’s campaign for State Senate in the 36th District.
John is well qualified having served in both the business and public service sectors. He has worked for large, international corporations serving in executive positions for shipping, chemical, oil and gas and mineral businesses. As the CFO of BP North America, he managed budgets larger than the state of Connecticut. He has also severed in the small business sector in Connecticut co-founding Flagship Networks Inc, a computer consulting and systems integration company based in Shelton. In public service, John has served in the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting and the Board of Estimate and Taxation. He understands both the public and private side of Connecticut’s economy.
With this background, John is well qualified to represent Greenwich in Hartford, but he represents one further advantage, as a Democrat in the Senate, he will be able to participate in the formulation of fiscal legislation.
Since the Democratic majority in the legislature does not accept direct participation of Republican Senators in the development of Budget and Tax policy, Greenwich’s ideas and concerns are not addressed. Our current Senator can criticize and complain, but he has little ability to introduce new ideas and initiatives.
John Blankley’s fresh perspective and new energy can help shape Connecticut future. Please join us in voting for John Blankley on November 8th!
Richard Bergstresser – Former Greenwich First Selectman