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11/19/2012 11:00 PM

Thanks for the Interest

After a well-contested campaign in the 12th Senate District I want to thank both those who voted for me and those who did not for their interest and for making our political system work. I came out of the campaign better informed and educated concerning my constituents' needs and priorities. As usual, campaigns are great educators for candidates!

The Connecticut General Assembly goes back into session in the first week of January. We have some clear and significant challenges, such as continuing to build Connecticut's economy and jobs in new and creative ways. It also appears that we will have a budget deficit that can be overcome by the combination of a growing economy and responsible spending cuts. In addition, power restoration after Hurricane Sandy was not well achieved in parts of my district, and I will be addressing that issue.

I ask your readers to please let me know their concerns, and as I have said before, they'll be my guest at luncheon if they come to Hartford and see how our state government works and sometimes does not work.

State Senator Ed MeyerGuilford