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Resident Urges Westporters to Vote Steinberg for State Rep.

A letter to the editor from Westport resident Ellen Lautenberg.

Resident Urges Westporters to Vote Steinberg for State Rep.

 

I am writing this letter to urge Westporters to re-elect Jonathan Steinberg as our State Representative.

Jonathan has worked on many town initiatives over the years ranging from RTM member, Chairman of the Downtown Plan subcommittee, and Co-Founder of Westport Cinema Initiative, to name just a few.  

As our State Rep he has focused on issues that are critical to our town and region: 

He has fought for education reform that is reasonable without imposing new mandates on well-performing districts like Westport.  He focused attention on students, emphasizing expanding pre-kindergarten, reading-readiness and helping teachers address different student learning styles.

Strong environmental advocacy including shoreline preservation and participation on Genetically Modified Organisms Taskforce

As a member of the Transportation Committee, he has worked with Fairfield County legislators on both sides of the aisle to fight for our fair share of state transportation funding to support our roads, bridges and rail lines which bear the brunt of traffic through the New England corridor.  He has maintained communication with the Commissioner of CDOT to help prioritize local projects

I believe that Jonathan has been a sensible voice of moderation on so many issues that are important to me and others in Westport and our region.  He deserves our support to return to Hartford to pursue those goals.

Ellen Lautenberg 

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