YOUR VIEW: Make sure to vote Martin for state senate

Published on Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:12
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By JEFFREY CAGGIANO

To the Editor:

Senator Henri Martin should be re-elected to the state Senate.

His strong commitment to our district has been consistent. Henri has worked to keep individuals and families financially intact, both before and during the pandemic, and he will continue to work to keep fighting for you.

Before covid-19, Senator Martin fought hard through his position on the Finance Committee to prevent the social security tax on seniors from being reinstated.

He voted against budgets that increased our state taxes, and as ranking member of the state’s Transportation Committee, held informational forums in 23 towns across Connecticut to inform residents of the financial repercussions that enacting tolls would bring to their paychecks.

He spoke to crowded auditoriums of taxpayers to give them the information and the tools they needed to defeat the construction of tolls. He worked with the trucking industry to assist them in fighting the trucks-only toll proposal, which would have increased the cost of goods for all of us, and made delivery of needed items during the pandemic to essential workers even more difficult.

As we continue to depend on these essential workers to deliver our medical and household supplies, we can be thankful that Sen. Martin and his colleagues were successful in keeping tolls off Connecticut’s highways.

Sen. Martin has continued providing hands-on support for our community, working to supply our hospitals and nursing homes with needed PPE, getting masks to seniors who may not otherwise have access to them and working with area food banks to supply food to those in need during covid-19.

Sen. Henri Martin understands the challenges that we face and advocates for us in Hartford to make sure our voices are heard and our needs, especially through this pandemic, are being met as best as possible. I strongly urge everyone to vote for Henri Martin for state senate.

Jeffrey Caggiano

Bristol



Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials, Letters on Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:12. Updated: Thursday, 15 October 2020 21:14.