By JULIE ERICKSON
To the Editor:
On Nov. 3, voters who live in the 30th District will vote to elect a new state representative.
There is no debate that both candidates running truly care about Berlin and Southington, but we need more. We need a vocal advocate. We need bipartisan collaboration. We need proven leadership. We need JoAnn Angelico Stetson.
She exemplifies the virtue of good citizenship, having been a member of the Berlin Board of Education and the Economic Development Commission in Berlin for three years simultaneously and is currently serving her second term on the Berlin Town Council. Having served on the Berlin BOE from 2004-2013, I know first-hand the time and commitment required of public service.
Through her involvement in the Board, Commission and Town Council, JoAnn has learned how government works and knows how to get things done. She understands that strong schools, while important, are just part of a larger equation. Investing in our infrastructure, creating a business-friendly environment, putting mechanisms in place that will protect our seniors, people with disabilities and veterans are also vital to the future success of Connecticut.
JoAnn is not afraid to question the status quo or members of her own party in order to move things forward. She is resourceful, flexible and supportive. JoAnn listens with her head and her heart and is fair. Her selflessness in giving back to the community is bar none and she will bring her knowledge, commitment to social issues and tenacity to the state legislature.
Vote for JoAnn!