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Letter: My Dad Will Be a Great Norwalk Town Clerk

NORWALK, Conn. – Bryan McQuaid, a junior at the University of Connecticut, writes to endorse his father, Republican Rick McQuaid, for town clerk:

Election Day is slowing creeping up on everyone. Every day on your transit to work and back you have probably seen all of the politician's signs by now. You may say, "Hey, I know him/her!" This gives you a sense of being involved. The fact that you vote is crucial in deciding who will be looking over your town for the next two years. It gives me great pleasure to drive around town and look at a certain sign and say, "That's my dad."

The candidate I am referring to is Rick McQuaid , running for the office of town clerk. Many people recognize parents as supporting their kids, but for this Election Day, the sides have shifted. I can honestly say I have never supported someone more in my life than I have my father. Through thick and thin, he is there for his family, and he is there for his town. I have never met someone able to juggle their life much better than him. Whether it is family, his job as an intervention aide at Naramake Elementary School, town committees and politics, he always knows what he is doing, and he has the experience to support his reason.

Whenever I am with him and we go out, he will always see someone he knows and greet them with a smile and make sure everything is going all right. Many people are already proud to know him as a councilman and know they can tell him anything that is going on in the town that needs review. His positive and friendly attitude gives him the ability to talk to people on their level, not that he is any more important than the next guy.

I am proud to be the son of Rick McQuaid. He has always been there for me whether it was every baseball game I played in, every time I had to move back to college, every time I had a problem. I encourage anyone that reads this to not look at my father as a politician, but as a friend. As I have said, he has always been there for his family; whether that family is whom he lives with or the Norwalk family he always wants to help.

My name is Bryan McQuaid, I am the son of Rick McQuaid, and I support him 110 percent on this upcoming election, and I hope you will, too.

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