FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To The editor:
Unfortunately, the newly elected Democratic Town Committee Chairwomen Heather Dean has decided to start the political season on a negative note.
Instead of looking forward and addressing the many critical issues that our state representatives and senators will face in the next term, she and her followers would rather try to mislead voters by distorting the facts and motives behind the voting records of state Reps. Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick (both Republicans) while purporting that state Rep. Kim Fawcett (a Democrat) can do no wrong in her support of Gov. Dannel Malloy’s bonding and budget proposals.
Mrs. Dean tried to characterize Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick as “radical, cut-everything” politicians who are “playing a dangerous game that threatens our excellent public schools, property taxes and economic prosperity.” These characterizations are shameful and provide a sad insight to Mrs. Dean’s belief that negative campaigning is the way to win in Fairfield.
For those of you who know Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick, know that they have dedicated themselves to community service. They have spent hundreds of hours researching and voting on thousands of bills, bonding packages and budgets. During all of this, they have stood united in the fact that they will not support a budget that does not properly address debt service and they will not support further increases in bonding until our debt is addressed.
In Mrs. Dean’s world, the fact that someone votes against a budget or bonding means that they must not support ANYTHING funded within that budget or bonding proposal. Her rationale is unreasonable and insincere. When Tony Hwang and Brenda Kupchick vote against a budget or bonding, it does not mean they want to shut down government, it simply means that they believe it needs to be reworked to gain their support.
As always, the voters will decide. I encourage all voters to do your own research, listen to the candidate’s ideas this season, try to ignore the inaccurate negative campaigning and make your choice on the direction you want our state to go.
James Millington Fairfield RTC Chairman