LTE: Re-Elect Cristin McCarthy Vahey
I write this letter in support of Cristin McCarthy Vahey, who is running for reelection as our State Representative in the 133rd district. I have known Cristin for many years personally. She is a kind, knowledgeable and can-do volunteer and local connector.
Where Cristin really shines as our representative is where she focuses her time on the long term - away from the spotlight - issues that position our state to retain and recruit businesses to Connecticut. One example is the work she has done regarding Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) as a means to provide our long standing, dedicated, and often small family owned, Connecticut companies a way to transition themselves for future growth. Connecticut has unparalleled multi-generational manufacturing prowess. We make the things that cannot fail - jet engines, helicopters and submarines. We are respected for the quality of our workforce and the reliability of our products. There are 4,000 small and family owned companies that supply speciality parts for finished aerospace and defense products in Connecticut. Cristin understands that every company - every family - that participates in this supply chain has to feel confident in their own company's future in order for the world to feel confident in us.
Cristin McCarthy-Vahey has made a difference for Connecticut businesses in an enduring and structural way. She understands the complex issues, and dives into the nuanced deeper level solutions, always with an eye toward a brighter future of our state. Please join me in voting for her.