RABIN: Support Ed Lopez on Nov 8 for State Rep

Submitted by Lauren Rabin, Greenwich Selectwoman

Election season brings about the opportunity to assess how our community is doing; to reflect on how elected officials should resolve some of our most pressing challenges. As Selectwoman, I make every effort to guide decisions on the ideals that have sustained our Town’s advantage and excellence: it’s important that our legislative delegation in Hartford be guided by these same intuitions and values. On November 8th, I’m supporting Ed Lopez for State Representative because he has been a great partner in our Town’s legislature, advancing ideas and efforts that sustain what we are getting right while moving legislation in the right direction on the challenges we face.

Ed’s work on the Representative Town Meeting has been focused on increasing government transparency, efficiency, and responsiveness to constituents. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of his district and the Town to guide affordable housing policies in a direction that is sensitive to our needs, responsive to our diversity, and less encumbered by Hartford’s misunderstanding of our infrastructure and environment. Ed has supported my efforts on the Affordable Housing Trust Board, understanding what needs to change in Hartford to help us overcome local challenges.

Ed has quietly worked on our Reimagine Chickahominy effort, volunteered for the Saint Roch’s Feast, and the Greenwich Town Party. He has served on 10 regular and special committees of the RTM during his five years on our town legislature, gaining ample experience and insight on how our town works and on its most critical needs: his campaign to represent us in Hartford is informed by this background and a keen understanding of where our state government can help and where it must remove obstacles.

Ed’s style is to get things done, not looking for the credit or opportunity for self-promotion. Ed is an excellent listener and is exceptionally responsive to his constituents. I cannot stress enough how important this is and will be as we work to improve our state economy and protect what Greenwich has to offer our citizens.

Join me in supporting Ed Lopez for State Representative on November 8th.

NOTE: The deadline for submitting letters to the editor regarding the Nov 8, 2022 election is Nov 1 by 12:00 noon.