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Letters: Elect Sue Brand Fairfield's State Rep

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor. Send letters to .

I am writing in support of Sue Brand – the endorsed Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 132nd District.

As a retired teacher, I have watched Sue work tirelessly in the area of education for the best possible outcomes for our students in Fairfield. She listens, weighs the issues and then makes a judgment, something that few people take the time to do.  She will ensure education for all occupational demands of the future, including manufacturing, technology and research. Her devotion to the children and community earned her the Deanna O. Kiernan Award in 2011, which is awarded to a past or present PTA member that has proven to be a key volunteer in Fairfield Public Schools and has made a system-wide contribution to further education in Fairfield.

Ms. Brand is not a one-issue candidate. She is very interested in many other areas – environment, health, affordable housing, economy, etc. As an advocate in Hartford, Brand said she would initiate and support legislation that clears the way for job growth in Connecticut, builds our infrastructure, educates our students for the jobs of the future and addresses health care costs while maintaining quality care.

Without belaboring the point, I am confident that Sue Brand is the best person to represent our 132nd District.

Khorshed E. Randeria

558 High St.

Fairfield, CT

Dear Editor,

Democrats – please put the Aug. 14 Democratic Primary on your calendar, and remember to vote for Sue Brand for state rep. in the 132nd district. She is endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee. Brand has given us 20 years of honesty, intelligence and commitment, qualities which have made her extremely transformative in Fairfield. Let’s give her our support.

Did you know that Brand protected the teachers and students at Tomlinson Middle School while it was under construction? She realized that the original traffic layout at TMS would be dangerous during construction and worked with town engineer Bill Hurley and others to change it.

When a radon test in one classroom was six times the EPA limit, she, along with parents, called for school-wide testing. Brand consulted the Environmental Protection Agency to find out the specific rules which had to be followed. In the end, the school’s air-quality testing company received additional training, which was great for everyone. Then, to protect all the schools, Brand wrote the PTA protocols for Occupied Renovation & Building Committee Safety & Security Practices, adopted by the Board of Selectmen in 2007.

This one block of time in her years of community service illustrates how her leadership and ability to work with others for a common goal has benefited Fairfield.   We need her in Hartford working for us. Aug. 14 vote for Sue Brand in the Democratic primary for state rep. in the 132nd.

Coralee Reiss

154 Wareham Road

Fairfield, CT

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