Gail Lavielle, Wilton’s State Representative (143rd district) and the Assistant Republican Leader, sent her endorsement of Kim Healy, who is running for State Senate and is on the Republican primary ballot, hoping to become the Republican candidate in the general election.

There is a primary on Aug. 11 to choose the Republican candidate for the 26th State Senate district. Wiltonian Kim Healy was endorsed by the district delegates at the May convention because she has both the qualities necessary to be an effective legislator and those it takes to win a general election.

Kim’s work as a CPA in the corporate world and a longtime volunteer in Wilton has prepared her well for getting results in a legislative body where no one can accomplish anything by acting alone. She will build alliances on both sides of the aisle, advocate vocally, and cast her votes thoughtfully and independently with her constituents in mind. Because there are only 36 senators, all freshmen must be committee chairs or ranking members. Kim is well qualified to take on that leadership role.

Kim is a detail-minded problem-solver who bases decisions on figures and facts. She has strong analytical skills and will bring them to her approach to legislation. She will stay in constant touch with her constituents to keep them informed and represent them well.

Kim’s life experience gives her an intimate understanding of their issues:  she has a family to keep safe and healthy, including children who have attended Wilton schools; she has paid taxes, paid down a mortgage, earned a salary, and worked with or served people representing the full spectrum of backgrounds and points of view.

Because she shares so many experiences with the people of our Senate district, she understands their concerns about jobs, schools, taxes and spending, retirement, Connecticut’s economy, and the importance of local decision-making for their towns. She knows that most people are tired of politics. They want to trust that their legislators’ interests are their interests, and that they are focusing on solutions, not one-size-fits-all political agendas that are often not appropriate for Connecticut. Kim has the deep understanding of the district necessary to win in November.

I respectfully urge you to join me in voting for Wilton’s Kim Healy in the Aug. 11 primary as the Republican state Senate candidate for the 26th district in the November general election.