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10/26/2022 08:00 AM

Gone Above and Beyond

One of the most important parts of being an elected official is having a strong sense of what's important to your community. Christine Cohen is a mother of three students enrolled in local public schools, a former Board of Education member, and has owned a local small business for 20 years. She has been an active member of our community long before her days in public office began and continues her strong involvement to this day.

Christine is always available—whether it be at a community event, by phone call, or reaching out through her office. She is prompt, kind, and above-all, knowledgeable. In her four years in Hartford she has become an expert in the workings of state government, continuously acting as a liaison between the towns she represents and the state departments. When residents complained about safety concerns along Route 146 here in Branford, Christine and Robin Comey went straight to work. They worked with tje Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a safety evaluation and found many potential improvements. That is just one example of our elected officials listening to their constituents and working together to find a solution.

Being an elected official isn't all about press conferences or fundraisers—it's about listening to the people and bettering our community. In her first two terms, Christine Cohen has gone above and beyond and I look forward to voting for her on Tuesday, Nov. 8 so she can continue her good work in Hartford.

Chris Collins