I am writing to tell you about the character of my friend of almost 40 years, Jill Oberlander, who is running for the General Assembly in CT to represent the 150th district in Greenwich. The people of Greenwich will not find a harder working, more committed and caring representative than Jill.
As long as I have known her, Jill has never done anything in a half-hearted way. From her high school job working at Carvel, through her college jobs and internships and even post-college, post law school jobs, Jill’s commitment to serving her community has been unmatched. She genuinely cares about others and wants to help those who are struggling.
In her decision to run for State Assembly, Jill thought hard and long about what it would mean– particularly the impact it would have on her kids. In the end, she decided that working for her community and representing her district in Hartford would be a positive model for her children–to show them how important it is to be a part of something larger than oneself. And nobody will work harder than Jill.
If you are as I lucky as I am to have known Jill for so long, you will have seen her many endearing characteristics. She’s compassionate, loyal, humble and very funny! She also has the intellectual power, interpersonal skills, integrity and experience to make the voice of Greenwich heard.
If you haven’t met her yet, you should. I have no doubt you’ll see a wonderful woman who you would be lucky to call your friend.
New York, NY
Note: The deadline for letters to the editor for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 29 at 9:00am.