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To the Editor;
I want to thank my fellow residents of the 143rd District in Wilton, Norwalk and Westport for honoring me with your vote last week. I am deeply moved by the expression of confidence from all three communities, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am immensely grateful to the family, friends, and loyal supporters who so generously contributed their time and effort to our campaign during this very long election season. I also thank Ted Hoffstatter for his continuing service to Wilton and wish him the best for the future. Being an effective legislator involves listening to constituents, translating their concerns into workable proposals, and building consensus to implement them. I could not do this job without the involvement and openness of the people I represent. You have taken the time to share with me your ideas, your concerns, and your aspirations, and I sincerely appreciate your willingness to discuss what really matters to you. Not only have you entrusted me with the responsibility of speaking on your behalf as your representative, but you also continue to provide me with the ideas and feedback I need to do it as it should be done. For that, I thank you once again. Our beautiful state faces many challenges in the coming months, but we can overcome them if the General Assembly rises above politics to do what is best for its constituents. I look forward to continuing to work for you as your State Representative to restore jobs and prosperity to Connecticut and to making it once again a place where people of all ages can count on a future.
Gail Lavielle State Representative, 143rd District