LETTER: Proud to endorse Kupchick for reelection

Letter-to-the-EditorNEWTo the Editor:

I am proud to endorse my good friend Brenda Kupchick for reelection as State Representative for the 132d District in Fairfield.

I had the honor and privilege to represent my hometown of Fairfield for 16 years in the State Senate. I served with many good people, from both political parties; yet no one was a more effective and passionate advocate for their district than Brenda Kupchick.

Brenda has been helping the people of her hometown of Fairfield for years. She was a tireless advocate for our children and our schools as a member of the Board of Education for 6 years. She was also a leading member of the RTM, and was instrumental in making sure the new McKinley school was built.

In Hartford, Brenda’s record is even more impressive. Never afraid to work in a bipartisan manner, she fought for and helped pass important legislation. Let me name a few: Brenda worked to pass legislation to protect our brave firefighters who suffer from work related cancers; she fought to give greater access to care to families with intellectually disabled children; and, in a bipartisan effort to protect women from breast cancer, won passage of a bill to require insurance companies to cover the cost of 3-D breast imaging screening.

Perhaps most importantly, Brenda brings common sense and fiscal responsibility to Hartford at a time when it is sorely needed. She fought against Governor Malloy and the Democrats passage of the two largest tax increases in state history. Those tax increases fell hardest on the middle class and hurt the people of Fairfield. She also spearheaded the fight against the Democrats cut to our Fairfield education aid. Most recently, Brenda is fighting to reverse Governor Malloy’s illogical and unfair increase in metro north rail fares that punish Fairfield commuters.

Sadly, the Fairfield Democratic Town Committee and her opponent won’t address these very real issues. Rather, they are demanding Brenda disclose who she is voting for for President. This should concern all of us, as we all have the right to vote in private. Perhaps they should stop hiding from their allegiance to the failed economic policies of their leadership in Hartford and Governor Malloy, and address the real issues facing the people of Fairfield. That’s what Brenda Kupchick is doing every day.

I encourage everyone to support Brenda Kupchick for re-election.

John McKinney

Former Senate Minority Leader


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