Letter: Floren is My Lifelong Mentor

To the Editors,

I write to offer my support to Livvy Floren as she seeks her ninth term as Connecticut State Representative for the 149th District.

For the past 16 years, Livvy has worked to solve pressing community challenges through cooperation with colleagues on both sides of the aisle through, for example, her tenure on the Committee on Aging, Finance, Revenue, and Bonding and her work to obtain Small Town Economic Assistance Program Funding in order to build up vital infrastructure.

Greenwich and Stamford are fortunate to be represented by Livvy Floren not only due to her dedication to her voting constituents but also her commitment to our youth.

I had the privilege of getting to know Livvy through the American Legion Boys/Girls State Program, during which students formulate their own governments and learn about civic responsibility. She Co-chairs the Boys/Girls State Commission, and takes an active role in preparing the American Legion Post 29 representatives on how to formulate legislation and debate using parliamentary procedure.

Most importantly, she has become a lifelong mentor who continues to encourage and support me throughout my endeavors.

I am proud to have the 149th District represented in the state legislature by Livvy Floren and ask that you support her on November 4th so that she can continue to represent us in Hartford.

Alexandra Small

2013 American Legion Auxiliary CT Girls Nation Senator and American Legion Post 29 Young Person of the Year