Republican voter supports Democratic candidate for state rep.

To the Editor:

My name is Lauren and I am a registered Republican. This year I am going to do something I have never done before — vote for a Democrat.

I am voting for Tara Cook-Littman for state representative not because she is a member of a particular party, but because of who she is. While many of us tend to vote for members of our chosen party, I am choosing to vote for the person and not the party and I’ll tell you why.

When Tara knocked on my door this summer, I told her about some of the issues that I care about, namely the economy, education and transportation. The response I got from Tara was not a bunch of rehearsed Democratic talking points, but real, thoughtful answers that she believed in and to my surprise our positions on many issues were the same.

Tara and I agreed that it is getting harder for some populations to afford to live in Fairfield. Tara did not take the cheap shot of promising to lower my taxes if elected.

Instead, she was real with me. She told me that when she heads up to Hartford, everything goes on the chopping block and she will search for wasteful spending, while maintaining the essential state services that make Fairfield a great place to live.

As a mom, I love that Tara is also a mom with three kids in Fairfield Public Schools. The bottom line is that we need more moms in Hartford. Moms fight for a better future for their children. Moms cannot find temporary fixes, they have to find long-term solutions. That means they spend responsibly, care for the environment and improve education.

It is so clear to me that Tara just wants what is best for Fairfield and her non-partisan attitude is refreshing beyond words. When you vote for your state representative this fall I urge you to vote for the best person for the job — Tara Cook-Littman.


Lauren Zipp


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