Saturday, January 16, 2021

Letters

Always Puts Us First

I’ve known State representative Devin Carney (R-23) since we went to school together in Old Saybrook. He has always been a hard worker and active within the community, so it is no surprise he became involved with local public service.

As I am a mother, my children’s education is of the utmost importance to me and Devin has consistently been a champion for Old Saybrook public schools. He opposes state-forced school regionalization, which could have had a devastating impact on our community and our children’s education. He was a leader on improving school safety and has always been an advocate for expanding opportunities for our children.

He’s also very supportive of our local first responders. He has supported legislation to provide workers’ compensation for police and firefighters who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. He supported raising the property tax abatement for our volunteer firefighters.

He knows how wonderful Old Saybrook is and we need someone in Hartford who gets that. He always puts us first, not special interests or partisan politics. I hope in this election your readers will vote to re-elect Devin Carney, Old Saybrook born and raised.

Katie Toolan
Old Saybrook