To the Editor:
As small-town leaders, we depend on our legislature to help us do our jobs. State laws frequently impact our town governments and how we are able to conduct business within our borders. Our towns deserve a champion and, for the past 8 years, that champion has been Devin Carney.
Devin Carney has consistently fought for small towns his entire legislative tenure. When he is in Hartford he looks at every piece of legislation and figures out how it could impact the taxpayers and small businesses he represents in the district. He frequently meets with us and we know we can count on him when there is an issue of concern of which we need assistance. For example, he has been an outspoken advocate for finding solutions to our waste issues and stopping mandates that would increase burdens on our communities.
Most importantly, we know we can trust Devin. He listens to us, he listens to our local boards and commissions, and he listens to the residents of our towns to try to come up with the best policy. He is keenly aware of the issues facing each of our towns from taxes, to education, to zoning, to wastewater, and so many others. His institutional knowledge is incomparable.
All four of us proudly endorse Devin Carney for re-election as our State Representative. We hope you will join us on November 8th in voting for him.
David Lahm, Lyme
Tim Griswold, Old Lyme
Carl Fortuna, Old Saybrook
John Hall, Westbrook