LETTER: Fazio Leads by Example

Letter to the Editor from Jill Capalbo, D.C., C.C.S.P.

As we get closer to November, the campaign season is beginning to show all the usual signs of negativity and attacks – even with 12 weeks to go. One candidate that has focused on a positive message, on providing leadership, and on putting new ideas on the table is Ryan Fazio. This is why my family and I have decided to support him and why I am looking forward to working with my friends and colleagues in Greenwich, Stamford, and New Canaan to help get Ryan elected: we are ready to turn things around in Connecticut.

It has been terribly disappointing to see a sitting state senator peddle a bogus twitter account and online messaging to undermine Ryan’s campaign for the state senate. Ryan has taken the high road, projecting true statesmanship by helping voters understand the truth without sinking to his opponent’s level. We need someone of his temperament in Hartford.

The leadership we send to Hartford matters. Being elected to the Connecticut state senate shouldn’t mean learning the special interests of Hartford and delivering their demands to our district. Leadership means giving voice to those of us that are concerned about our hard-earned dollars and how they are being spent by our government, about job creation, and about the impact state policy is having on Greenwich and Fairfield County’s unique economy and quality of life.

Our society is reaching a dangerous point when it comes to the preservation of our most fundamental freedoms. Nationally, Connecticut and Hartford have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to rank on the lower end of every list that accounts for how much of our agency is trampled by state regulation and taxation. Ryan has stood with us against mandatory vaccines, and for a discourse on gaming and safe police reforms that don’t endanger our communities: a respectful approach that honors our ability to make decisions as citizens and to govern ourselves.

Over the past year, I’ve watched the state house debate all the ways they want to make our lives more expensive and government regulation more cumbersome. It has been disappointing that our state senator has not stood up for us. When tolls were on the table, for example, we watched as our elected officials and our state senator engaged in every semantic acrobatic possible to ensure we got stuck with yet another tax and further erode our quality of life in Connecticut. In that time, Ryan was out there, vociferously fighting for us and letting the state know we opposed tolls.

This is just one of many issues where I noticed Ryan’s leadership by example. Ryan understands our district, he understands what we want to change in Hartford. I hope you will join me in supporting Ryan for the state senate in November.

Jill Capalbo, D.C., C.C.S.P.

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.