LETTER: Fazio Is an Extraordinary Candidate for District 36 State Senator

Submitted by Patricia Brooks Walker

I am writing in support of Ryan Fazio for State Senate, District 36.

My family has known Ryan since 2008, when he and our daughter were both seniors at Greenwich High School.  Our family was impressed with Ryan before we even knew him personally.  He was editor of The Beak, the GHS student newspaper, and his articles–which even then focused on politics and governance–were notably insightful and intelligent.

As we got to know Ryan through his friendship with our daughter, we were equally impressed with him on a personal level.   

Ryan is an extraordinary combination of intelligence and integrity, balanced by a respectful and easy approach with people.  He is as good at listening to others as he is at presenting his point of view. Ryan has an easy, collaborative approach that will enable him to be heard in Hartford.

Ryan has accomplished a lot in his 30+ years, and he has served the Greenwich community. In addition to his career in the shipping and renewable energy industries, Ryan is a member of  RTM District 12.  He has authored and published numerous articles on public policy and economic issues.  

Ryan has tutored in the inner city for the past seven years, has volunteered for the United Way and Meals on Wheels, and is on the Leadership Committee of the Associate Council of Kipp Schools.  Ryan has both the energy and commitment to do the hard work we need done in Hartford.

Ryan recognizes that addressing our fiscal insolvency is Connecticut’s top priority.  He has developed a thorough and carefully considered approach to state pension reform as a step in that direction.  

He is in favor of term limits for state legislators, reducing taxes and simplifying the tax code, along with reducing onerous state regulations, which restrict small businesses and inhibit job creation.   

Ryan believes in supporting our state universities by freezing tuition indefinitely, and providing choice for students stuck in failing schools.  

He supports policing strategies which protect civil liberties while also preserving public safety. Ryan has the balanced and intelligent platform that will inform better decisions in Hartford.

Ryan is an extraordinary candidate at a time when our state has extraordinary problems.  Please vote for Ryan Fazio as our District 36 State Senator.

Patricia Brooks Walker

Editor’s note: Letters to the Editor in support of local candidates in the Nov 3, 2020 election may be submitted to [email protected] for consideration beginning July 15 and with a hard deadline of Oct 26, 2020 at noon.