Letters to the Editor

Thank you


I just wanted to take a moment to thank the thousands of voters in Wallingford and Middlefield for overwhelmingly supporting my re-election campaign for State Representative. I am glad we kept our campaign message a positive one, focusing on a proven record of fundamental principles, strong work ethic, and reaching across the aisle to collaborate on legislation, while also (when necessary) to oppose.

With this new term, the addition of Middlefield to the district comes as a welcome surprise. Truthfully, I didn’t even know that Middlefield’s border connected with that of Wallingford. In fact, when first told of the decision by the Reapportionment Commission, my initial response was one of skepticism. However, I soon learned their borders do indeed meet.

I have a fondness for Middlefield that goes back many years. During summers away from school I used to work at my family’s factory in Middlefield, driving a forklift and loading trucks. I didn’t have a car until I was 20, and there were quite a few times that I would walk to and from my home in Wallingford, and work in Middlefield. This past summer, I very much enjoyed once again walking the rural roads of Middlefield, knocking on doors, and engaging in various discussions. All told, between both towns, I personally knocked on over 4,000 doors.

I most especially want to thank my wife and family for their love and support during this re-election campaign, as well as my superlative campaign treasurer, Jo-Anne L. Rusczek, and mindful deputy treasurer, Christopher K. Shortell. Their individual and collective efforts are what make mere average campaigns extraordinary.

My best to you and yours and the residents of the 90th General Assembly District for a safe and healthy holiday season.

State Rep. Craig C.
Fishbein, Wallingford


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