LETTERS: Our readers write in support of candidates

Public servant


Patrick Birney has the experience, background, and dedication to be Wallingford’s next probate judge. A public servant in the truest sense of the word, he has spent his adult life serving our town on the Public Utilities Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, in addition to involvement in various local charities.

Mr. Birney is highly respected by his legal peers, and he will bring the same qualities that have earned him that respect to the office of probate judge. I encourage you to vote for Patrick Birney for Wallingford judge of probate.

Tom Corrigan, Wallingford



Patrick Birney has unmatched multifaceted qualifications for the position of probate judge. He has extensive knowledge of probate law, as well as a well-rounded legal background. He also has management skills needed to oversee the court’s professionals, as he has years of experience managing teams of lawyers, paralegals and staff.  As a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Public Utilities Commission, he has demonstrated the ability to make very thoughtful decisions on complex issues. His concern for seniors and intellectually disabled is evidenced by his volunteer and leadership positions with numerous Wallingford not-for-profits. I’m voting for Patrick.

June Seichter, Wallingford

Support Hayes


I’m 16 so I can’t vote. But, I encourage those of you who can to vote for Congresswoman Jahana Hayes. 

Here’s why. Since 2018, she has impressed me as a kind, smart person who listens and cares for others. Since her election, Jahana has worked with both parties to pass legislation. She has been a strong supporter of education. Jahana has advanced many bills that create safer classrooms and improve the quality of education and the environment. Jahana has also introduced the Clean School Bus Act and Clean Commute for Kids Act, which replace diesel buses with zero-emissions buses.

Mark Lussier, Terryville

Support for Poulos


I am writing in support of Chris Poulos for state representative. Chris has been raised in Southington and attended our schools, he knows our town. During his time on the Town Council, he has proven multiple times that he is bipartisan; consistently doing what he believes is best for the community, not his party. And if that isn’t enough, he is kind. I have never seen nor heard him lash out, be rude or answer anyone’s question with sarcasm (unlike his opponent). Most people are sick and tired of the divide and Chris is exactly what the doctor ordered. 

Stacey Dolan, Southington

Vote Fazzino


As a lifelong 83rd district resident, I am thankful that Jack Fazzino has decided to run to represent us. Jack has spent hundreds of hours this summer walking the district, engaging residents in real conversations regarding their vision for keeping Connecticut a great place to live and work. Jack has vision, purpose, and a track record of doing the hard work. Jack's opponent claims to support taking Connecticut back — to where or when, it's unclear. His self-touted website isn't clear on much other than recycled partisan ramblings.

If you haven't met Jack yet, visit fazzinoforct.com to learn more.

 Chad Cardillo, Meriden


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