LETTER: Support Fazio; We Need Change in Hartford.

Submitted by Bonnie Jean MacDermotRoe, Greenwich

I’m a registered Democrat and I support Ryan Fazio for State Senator. I even volunteered to work on his campaign. Why? Because the State of Connecticut is at stake, not to mention our lives and prosperity.

We need someone who has a consistent and constant dialog with the contingency taking their concerns to Hartford. We don’t need someone who only cares about their votes on election day.

We need someone in Hartford who is willing to work with both sides of the aisle to actually pass meaningful bills on meaningful issues such as educational reform, fiscal responsibility and economic growth. We don’t need another ideologue who hasn’t had any bills passed.

We need a change in Hartford. And that’s Ryan Fazio. He has articulated solutions to problems and has the intelligence and poise to get things done.

Ryan is a believer in educational excellence. He advocates reducing the cost of higher education, raising the standards for K-12 and most of all preserving local control of our schools. He wants to reduce unfunded mandates which constrict teachers and principals. He understands and promotes the need to preserve local control over our schools rather than regionalized control. He supports an indefinite tuition freeze for State universities which has been done successfully in Indiana and Wisconsin.

Ryan has concrete plans to increase our prosperity by lowering the income tax rates for all not just a few, by reducing State government waste and by reforming State pensions.

These are all policies which appeal to all residents regardless of party. This State election should not be about labeling or stereotyping the candidates or the voters. This election should be about sending someone to Hartford who will help improve lives of all residents. Ryan Fazio is the candidate that addresses those issues.

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