Editor, The Cheshire Herald:
I am writing this letter in support of our State Representative Liz Linehan.
I have never experienced a politician who so deeply and genuinely engages the community they represent. Whether someone is seeking direction on unemployment assistance or in need of help with the cost of their prescription, Rep. Linehan actively seeks to answer her constituents’ questions and address their problems. Further, Linehan engages those who disagree with her with a respect and grace that amazes me. She seeks to bridge the divides that have unfortunately become commonplace in our society. Rep. Linehan has been the target of some of the most vile, bad-faith attacks I have ever seen in local politics, yet she always takes the time to explain her motivations in an honest, courteous manner. She truly seeks to represent EVERYONE in her district, not just those who might vote for her.
Nothing crystallized my support for Rep. Linehan more than her help this summer as we wrestled with the decision to send our kids back to school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many parents, we were concerned for our family’s health and had so many questions. Linehan listened to our concerns and brought them to Hartford so that they could help shape the discussion about school safety. I feel profoundly grateful to have such an accessible, empathetic, tireless, and determined advocate for our community.
I ask you to vote for Liz Linehan for the 103rd.