Bergstein a fresh voice
I’m a Connecticut native and I moved to North Stamford more than 35 years ago. I just hate hearing from friends that they can’t live here anymore — that Connecticut has become too unaffordable and taxes here are driving them to move out-of-state.
But I recently went to an event at a friend’s house where I heard Alex Bergstein speak. She’s the Democratic candidate for the 36th district in the state senate. I was so impressed by her — she’s a breath of fresh air!
She’s smart, has well-thought out ideas and from the heart passion for addressing some of the worst problems we have: the state pension crisis and our crumbling transportation system (did you know that Connecticut has more than 300 “structurally deficient” bridges?). All with the end goal of keeping businesses here in Connecticut and encouraging more people to stay and getting others to make it their home.
The problems that face our state surely won’t be easy to fix. We’ve given the current state senator more than 10 years to make a dent, but we still have deficient roads and bridges, problems with state pensions, high taxes, people and companies leaving the state.
I really do believe that Alex will follow through on her word to do what needs to be done: restore fiscal stability, work hard on what needs to be fixed and uphold our values. I’ll vote for Alex on Nov. 6 to give her the chance to work for us as our next state senator and I hope you will, too.