Raghib Al­lie-Bren­nan is ‘ac­count­able’ to vot­ers

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Raghib Al­lie-Bren­nan, can­di­date for Con­necti­cut State Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Dis­trict 2, is clear about his po­lit­i­cal pri­or­i­ties. When elected, Raghib will fo­cus on at­tract­ing and re­tain­ing qual­ity jobs; pro­vid­ing tax re­lief for the mid­dle class; main­tain­ing our se­niors’ qual­ity of life; and in­vest­ing wisely in our schools. Com­pli­cated, chal­leng­ing and im­por­tant stuff.

I first met Raghib when he was 7-years-old and a mem­ber of the T-ball team I coached. Base­ball is a com­pli­cated, chal­leng­ing game, es­pe­cially for a 7-year-old, but young Raghib was un­daunted. He worked dili­gently at prac­tice, asked good ques­tions and thought­fully con­sid­ered the an­swers. In rel­a­tively short or­der, he put into ac­tion the so­lu­tions that made him a solid youth base­ball player.

Traits of child­hood carry for­ward to adult­hood. Much like his younger self, to en­sure he learned as much as pos­si­ble, Raghib worked hard as a Con­gres­sional Leg­isla­tive Aid and, more re­cently, as a small busi­ness grant and loan ap­pli­ca­tion writer. These roles pro­vided foun­da­tional ex­pe­ri­ences crit­i­cal to be­ing an ef­fec­tive leg­is­la­tor, in­clud­ing the lis­ten­ing skills needed to learn what is im­por­tant to the peo­ple of Dis­trict 2, the an­a­lyt­i­cal skills needed to solve com­pli­cated and chal­leng­ing prob­lems and, fi­nally, the or­ga­ni­za­tional skills needed to set pri­or­i­ties that en­sure avail­able re­sources are max­i­mized in a fis­cally pru­dent man­ner.

While in Hart­ford, Raghib will fo­cus on the pri­or­i­ties that are im­por­tant to Con­necti­cut. He’ll work dili­gently and ask the right ques­tions on his way to im­ple­ment­ing so­lu­tions and we, the ci­ti­zens of Con­necti­cut, will be the ben­e­fi­cia­ries. Most im­por­tantly, he will be open and ac­count­able to the vot­ers of Dis­trict 2.

I ask that you sup­port Raghib Al­lie-Bren­nan for State Rep. in Dis­trict 2 on Tues­day, Nov. 6. Bob Man­freda

Chair­man, Bethel Board of Fi­nance

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