ERICKSON: Meskers places a high value on constituent services and is a problem solver.

Submitted by Laura Erickson

I am a constituent in the 150th district and I wholeheartedly support Steve Meskers’ re-election as State Representative.

I have known Steve and his wonderful family for a long time. Steve has been on the RTM since 2002 and has served on the Education Committee for several years. After retiring from a long career in banking, Steve ran for state office in 2018. Steve hit the campaign trail with gusto and relished meeting and listening to voter’s concerns which he is able to do in English and fluent Spanish. His ability to empathize and advocate for Greenwich residents has served our community well during his first term in the General Assembly.

As a prior RTM member, former member of the Board of Education, and as a constituent I have seen Steve in action many times. He listens and digests information. He is passionate about the issues. He is a staunch supporter of public education. I have witnessed Steve discuss the pitfalls of the third-party energy supplier market and his actions to protect unwitting consumers. I have seen him rise and vociferously protect Tod’s Point from a proposed barge dock within Stamford boundaries, but which would have been detrimental to the enjoyment of our waters and the shellfish beds off our coastline.

Steve is approachable and is willing to put the time in to understand issues. He places a high value on constituent services and is a problem solver. He is comfortable casting votes based on his own judgement on what he believes is in the best interests of his constituents. His thirty-five years of financial and business experience has served him well on his committee assignments in the legislature, one of which is as the Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee.

I am voting for Steve Meskers this November because I believe he is the right person to tackle the many challenges facing us as we reset CT’s economy and get back to school and to work. Steve has the experience, the mettle and the commitment for the job of elected state representative. I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes his second term.

Laura Erickson

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