To the Editor:
I want to thank all the residents of Newington who showed up at the polls on November 2 or voted via absentee ballot.
The fact that you took the time to vote, particularly in an “off year” election, demonstrates that you have as much passion and concern for Newington as I do. For those who voted for me, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve again on your Town Council. I hope that I will not disappoint you. For those that did not vote for me, I hope that over the next two years I will be able to earn your trust and respect. I would also like to thank all candidates, victorious or not, who ran for office. Despite the desire to serve, it is not easy to put oneself out there in such a public forum.
The new Council has a lot of work to do for our town. We can only succeed if everyone –elected officials and residents – rise above party politics and does what is best for the town. I have high hopes that this Council will work collaboratively as a bipartisan body.
Many of the issues we address will be of direct importance to you as a resident of Newington so please, engage us via e-mail or participate in Council meetings to express your opinion. We are a Council for all residents and look forward to a busy two years.
Once again, thank you so much for your support.