Saturday, January 16, 2021


Willing to Listen

I am writing to encourage your readers to support and vote for Dave Rubino, the Democratic candidate for the 23rd House District to represent Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and part of Westbrook. I have had the opportunity to meet Dave and talk with him about the issues that drive him as a person and a professional. Dave is a lawyer, with both business and human rights experience. His work on international voting rights demonstrated a shift in him professionally, putting his money where his mouth is, and fighting for what he valued.

While the national election for president captures the most attention, it is our local representatives who have the biggest impact on our lives on a day-to-day basis. David’s international legal work was bi-partisan in nature, working under both Republican and Democratic presidents. We need that willingness to work toward solutions—regardless of party—that bring progress to our community.

Dave has stepped up in recent years to volunteer and work in his community as a member of the Old Lyme Economic Development Commission. As our state and community work our way toward recovery and navigating the COVID crisis, we will need leaders willing to listen and represent the interests of our small businesses and navigating what is best for our community from a public health standpoint. As a member of the Old Saybrook Board of Selectman and chair of the Economic Development Commission, I am confident in David’s ability to provide that for our community.

Selectman Matt Pugliese (D)
Old Saybrook