Report by Paula Antolini
October 23, 2018, 9:19PM EDT
OPINION / LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Letter to the Editor: ‘It would be silly for folks to Vote for Duff’s opponent while we have so much at stake’
That “silly season” is upon us where leading up to Election Day, we hear from the local politicians about how they will make our clocks continue to tick, and how they will assure that the trains will continue to run on time. Then we also hear from their challengers about how terrible the incumbent is, and why they would be a better choice.
One particularly instance of silliness is the 2nd District General Assembly race, where neophyte candidate Raghib Allie-Brennan, age 27, touts his inexperience at life in general as a benefit to us all. Personally, in these times where the state is in a complete fiscal meltdown as a result of four decades of one-party rule, that electing a tenderfoot with no experience of owning a personal residence, no experience pay property taxes, no experience managing employees, no experience making a payroll, no experience risking capital, and as a single person, no experience raising children, what sort of skill set does he actually bring to the table that he can draw from personal experience when making votes on behalf of those in the district who do these things? The answer is that he can’t. What’s worse, if the Democrats retain their majority in the House, Allie-Brennan’s mentors will be the very people who have gotten us into this mess.
We need a steady hand to help guide us through these times. Incumbent Representative Will Duff, comes with the experience of having served as a member of the Bethel Board of Selectmen, as a member of the Bethel Board of Education, and now as our state representative. It would be silly for folks to Vote for Duff’s opponent while we have so much at stake.
Paul K. Improta