It is vitally important that voters living in the 132nd State Assembly District turn out and vote for Sue Brand on Nov. 6. We need a state representative who is not only an independent thinker, but also an independent leader. Sue is that person, and when she casts a vote on our behalf, it will be based on the facts, not party membership.
Sue and her family have lived in town for 20 years, and she has worked very hard for our community in many capacities: Board of Education, Board of Health and on building committees as well as feasibility committees. During an occupied renovation of Tomlinson Middle School, Sue wrote PTA protocols for safety and security practices and initiated the inclusion of the Tomlinson PTA in Rules of Engagement.
As a current Board of Education member, Sue established a new policy requiring a written evaluation of the superintendent. She also introduced another which requires the approval of school building designs by all members, not just the chairman. And recently, Sue voted against a raise and bonus for the superintendent, because she felt it was inappropriate given that programs and services had been cut and not reinstated.
Sue's foundation is rock solid. Families, seniors and all taxpayers have benefited because of her commitment, courage and intelligence. She has been well vetted and tested here in Fairfield and will serve us well as our representative in Hartford. We can all place our trust in Sue Brand.
The state assembly districts have been changed. If you are not sure if you are in the 132nd State Assembly District or where your polling place is located, contact the Registrar of Voters office at 203-256-3115.
The writer is a former registrar of voters.