First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your continued support as I have campaigned for alderman in the 7th ward with Dave Knapp and Mayor Della Volpe.
I have been blessed to be able to campaign with two great men who know every family in Ansonia, including children and grandchildren. What impressed me even more is how much they love our town and how dedicated they are to its future.
As I campaigned with them, one of the things we were continuously thanked for was for providing extra funding to the public schools in order for them to provide full day kindergarten. This helped many parents go back to work full-time in order to pay their bills. They no longer had to find alternate means of daycare or work only part-time, both of which were costly prospects.
There were also several families who thanked us for working to keep the funding for AP classes in high school because it helped them save money on college tuition.
Another great asset is the new ambulance the town of Ansonia purchased for the safety of its residents. I pray that none of us will ever need them, but I am sure they will help save countless lives. They are an invaluable asset to our community.
Last week, I attended the Ansonia Economic Commission and listened to our new director, Peter Kelly, stress the importance of Ansonians coming together and working together as a community in order for us to move forward.
There are no two greater men than the two I have been shadowing for the past six weeks who are more qualified or dedicated to help our town progress and advance. I have been lucky to have great mentors and leaders like Dave Knapp and Mayor Dell and I am looking forward to being elected as the alderman for the 7th ward.
I cannot stress enough, though, that I would not be here without your support. We are just a few days away from election day, so please come out and rock the vote so we can all work together to charge Ansonia forward!
The writer is running on the Democratic line to represent Ansonia’s Seventh Ward on the Board of Aldermen.
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