LTE: Cristin McCarthy Vahey Prioritizes Traffic Safety
Updated: Sep 17
I am writing to enthusiastically express my support for Cristin McCarthy Vahey, who is running for reelection to the Connecticut House of Representatives.
I have known Cristin for several years. We first connected when I initiated a traffic survey request and petition to the town of Fairfield Police Commission, seeking to install fog lines along Wilson Street. Cristin reached out to me to voice her support and sign the petition. We immediately connected over our shared concern about traffic, pedestrian, and cyclist safety issues. She shared with me how she originally became a passionate advocate for these issues while working for over three years to get desperately needed traffic light and intersection safety upgrades to the Stratfield Road/Melville Avenue intersection, where many children and families cross the street on their way to Stratfield Elementary School each day.
Since that first meeting, Cristin and I have continued to work together on various traffic, pedestrian, and cyclist safety issues in the Stratfield neighborhood, and she regularly champions traffic, pedestrian, and cyclist safety legislation at the state level. One of the things I appreciate most about Cristin is her dedication to these issues. I know that Cristin will not rest until our roads are safe and comfortable for all users, especially our children, who deserve to be able to walk, bike, skate, and scoot around their neighborhoods without fear of speeding vehicles and negligent drivers.
I have great respect for Cristin's professional work and personal work ethic. More importantly, I like and admire her because she is a kind and thoughtful person. Cristin is a proven and bold leader, a skilled listener and relationship-builder, and a tireless advocate for our town. Please join me in voting for Cristin McCarthy Vahey on Nov. 3.