Letter: 'I Am Casting My Vote' For Fawcett

Letter-writer Michael Cohenuram writes in to support incumbent Kim Fawcett for the 133rd District.

To The Editor:

I am writing this letter on behalf of Kim Fawcett, our incumbent for State Representative and a candidate who is wholly deserving of our support for re-election. This is a crucial election and one that is truly about disparate philosophies regarding what type of government we are to have and what its obligations are to its citizens.

As a candidate who has been endorsed by the Tea Party and who signed the Grover Norquest pledge, I do not doubt that Chris DeSanctis will work to adhere to the pledges that he has made throughout his campaign.  In fact, that is exactly what scares me. History, particular recent history, hs demonstrated blanket tax cutting does not lead to economic growth (see George W Bush). Similarly, government deregulation does not necessarily lead to economic innovation but has resulted in corporate misbehavior and abuse. More likely Desanctis’ conservative dogmatism will lead to the same partisanship and gridlock that has plagued our national government.

Kim has worked tirelessly for our district for 6 years. Instead of the “slash and burn” policies proposed by Desanctis, Kim has worked to create actual positive legislation for the state of Connecticut and for her constituents. Fawcett has championed education reform in our state that would help free our children from the constraints of No Child Left Behind. She has also worked for the rights of senior citizens and the chronically ill through legislation to improve access both to the Medicare Savings Program and for hospice care and Kim has sought reforms in our foster care system. She also supported the bipartisan 2011 Jobs Bill and there are numerous accounts of Kim “going to bat” for individual constituents.

As a physician with a family of 4 who loves my town and state, I am casting my vote for Kim so that she can continue her work to augment the  quality of life in our town and state.



Michael Cohenuram MD

Bob MacGuffie November 04, 2012 at 12:02 AM
As a legislator, Kim Fawcett is on record for attending only 38.5% of her committee meetings and public hearings in 2012. How can Kim help bring jobs back to Connecticut – a state with a staggering 9 percent unemployment rate – if she doesn’t show up to work as a legislator? The obvious question is: What would happen to any of us if we showed up for work only half the time? Chris DeSanctis is the only independent and responsible candidate in this race who will put us back on the right track.
Sandra November 04, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Kim is a wonderful person but we need to vote for "change" this election if we want any "hope" for getting our state back to some fiscal sanity. Romney will win and we don't need to send proven partisans to "obstruct" our new president.
Bob MacGuffie November 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Kim evidently doesn’t understand or show any sense of alarm with regard to our state’s bad and worsening fiscal and competitive condition. Connecticut is collapsing from debt and Kim is most proud of her work on “Fair TV” per a recent interview with the Fairfield Minuteman. When asked in that interview what she sees as critical issues for the next two years, her answers included “…distracted drivers”. Kim does not mention deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, unfunded mandates, gasoline prices, electricity prices, etc., as if it is indeed just business as usual for her and the Hartford bosses that she votes with 98 percent of the time. By the way, voting with your party 98 percent of the time is hardly independent.
fairfield newcomer November 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Your comment is going to have Rick Fawcett back on the Patch defending Kim.
Diane S. November 05, 2012 at 05:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgo4wZ-S9nA The only link you will every need!!!!


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