I blinked, and 30 years of politics is behind me now. Fitting then, that I should become the Republican Town Committee Chair with such varied political and community experience. I have had a different path than my predecessors; taking to politics out of necessity rather than want.  Many folks remember my years as an Advocate for people with differences and Special Education PTA President. Others as Board of Education Member or Chair of my Community Board. Those who know me of late know that I am the Elections Administrator for Ridgefield and all around campaigner.

My first priority as chair is to join with others to save our state. Friends are fleeing or talking about moving. This November election can turn the state around or put the final nail in our coffin. It is that simple. No one believes that we can continue the present course of taxation and deficits. No one wants tolls or more taxes. Our only chance now is to vote to change our leadership and the direction of Connecticut. So, think now … primaries are certain to come this summer. You want change and know that it is needed. Think carefully about which party you believe can change the freefall spiral in our state.

Know this: The Republican Town Committee will be an inclusive group — the proverbial large tent. It is what I believe in. It is the path that has enabled my life to become so rich. Join us too, if you have a community project or idea in mind and lack the necessary hands to do it. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at town hall conference room at 7:30. Come and meet us. We look forward to a momentous year!