Every Friday until Election Day, GOOD Morning Wilton will publish Letters to the Editor that we’ve received about the candidates and/or election-related issues. To learn more about our election coverage guidelines and policies, click here.

Please note:  NEW for 2016–Given the national election’s contentious nature, GMW will NOT publish any letters that are negative about the presidential candidates and the national race. We welcome letters written in support of candidates and their platforms. With plenty of other places online and elsewhere to channel negative communication, we’d like to keep GMW free of such rhetoric.

Lavielle:  Hears Us and Works to Support Our Needs

To the Editor:

Wilton needs to re-elect Gail Lavielle to the CT House of Representatives. Gail has demonstrated that she hears us and works to support our needs. She has proven her effectiveness, intelligence, and work ethic. She has represented the 143th district very well. While understanding the dire state budget situation, she has provided concrete solutions instead of just complaining. Republicans are very close to a majority in both the House and the Senate, so this is a pivotal election for us to help stop wasteful spending, control our taxes  and encourage business to come to our state not leave it.


Gary Battaglia

Jim Himes is Thoughtful, Collaborative Leader Who Earns Bipartisan Respect

To the Editor:

It’s more apparent than ever that what our country needs are political leaders who are willing to work across the political aisle on important issues like gun safety, Wall Street reform, immigration and climate change. Jim Himes is that kind of thoughtful, collaborative leader. His work on all of these issues has earned him bipartisan respect. It’s vital that we return Jim Himes to Congress.

Bob Carney