To the editor:
It is indeed fortunate for the voters in the 141sst District that State Representative Terrie Wood, a Republican, is seeking a third term in the General Assembly. It is especially important that we give Terrie, a long time Darien resident, our support this year. She has run unopposed the past two terms, but this year she faces a contested election .
For the 35 years that she has lived in the Darien and Rowayton, Terrie has been an active community advocate. Within the volunteer sector, Terrie has served as President of the Darien Land Trust, Co-Chair of the “YES…DHS” Referendum Committee, The Community Fund’s Allocations Panel, and Co-Founder and first Chair of The Darien Environmental Group. She also has been a Darien Library trustee, served on the RTM, Person-to-Person, an ABC host family and worked as an active EMS-Post 53 and public school parent.
Her participation in these community organizations has given Terrie a thorough understanding of the issues that matter most to the 141st District as well as real experience in bringing people together to find solutions and to strengthen our communities.
In Hartford, Terrie has worked effectively to build bridges on both sides of the aisle to advance the concerns of our communities. Voters respect Terrie’s open-minded, bipartisan approach to the legislative process. Her fiscally conservative, socially moderate ideals have served her constituents well.
Education, environmental issues including concerns about flooding, affordable housing and efficient use of the tax dollars that we send to Hartford are among some of Terrie’s biggest concerns. She is the ranking member on the Assembly’s Children’s Committee and also serves on the Appropriations and Human Services committees and the Domestic Violence Task Force. On fiscal accountability, Terrie expresses her hope that through consensus building, excess and wasteful expenses can be identified and cut..
Terrie’s interest in shoreline communities is at the forefront of her priorities. She was appointed to a bipartisan group of legislators to study the various effects of climate change. The outcome of public hearings on this subject can lead to legislation protecting our shoreline communities.
Because of her common sense approach and her willingness to listen to citizens’ interests and concerns, Terrie has earned our support. As a great admirer of Terrie’s many accomplishments, in particular her commitment to housing and education issues, I encourage all voters in District 141 to send Terrie back to Hartford. There is no one better for this position than Terrie.
For further information on where Terrie Wood stands on issues that will affect the future of our district, visit her website at http://cthousegop.com/terrie-wood/
Susan Spain, Darien