Sunday, September 20, 2020

Letters

Energy and Experience

As local campaign season begins in earnest, we find ourselves in a set of circumstances unimaginable nine months ago. That translates to a need for problem solvers who can work both creatively and collaboratively within our State Senate and Assembly. Two such candidates are running in our districts for these positions.

Christine Cohen is seeking a second term as State senator from the 12th District. When she first came to the Killingworth Democratic Town Committee two years ago to present her case, she was articulate, energized, and clear about her positions. As a freshman senator, Cohen chaired the Environmental Committee, was vice chair of the Commerce Committee, and a member of the Children’s and the Planning and Development committees. She has attended our Town Committee meetings almost every month since, explaining her positions, discussing issues the senate is dealing with and how she thinks we can move forward. She comes to us with more knowledge each month and the same energy and enthusiasm.

Christine Goupil is running for the 35th Assembly District having served a term as Clinton’s first selectman. There she led a successful bipartisan effort to transform Clinton to a town manager-town council form of government. During her tenure, she increased tax revenue through carefully targeted development that meshed with the character of the town. Her professional career in project management provides valuable experience in finding solutions to specific problems and working with teams to get things done. Goupil is presently on the Clinton Town Council, the Connecticut River Area Health District Board, and The Central Regional Tourism District Board.

I encourage your readers to join me in voting for Christine Cohen for the 12th Senate District and Christine Goupil in the 35th Assembly District on Nov. 3. We need their energy and experience working for us.

Kathleen Amoia
Killingworth