The 2012 campaign season in Fairfield has turned ugly due to supporters of Kim Fawcett's opponent, a Tea Party endorsed candidate, feeding slanted information for political gain. The attack on Kim's subcommittee and public hearing record of attendance conveniently leaves out her attendance on the floor of the House itself. Over the first 5 years of her tenure, Representative Fawcett's attendance stands at 94.5%! Hardly a statistic her opponent wishes to share. Fortunately the people of Fairfield are intelligent enough not to fall for DeSanctis' political trickery.
If you know Kim Fawcett, you of course know that she is dedicated to her service as a legislator. She goes beyond what is expected of her in representing her district, and this Town that she loves. She is personally available to anyone who needs her help, including "in person" meetings. She attends hundreds of community meetings, forums, special events, and municipal board and commission meetings as well. Recently she hosted a forum on affordable housing at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on Stratfield Rd., for example.
Kim's job as a State legislator is full-time, because she is working non-stop for all of us, and puts in the hours to show for it. Her opponent, Mr. DeSanctis, works full time as a private school administrator in Stamford. In a Minuteman piece just recently, he stated that he could do the job in Hartford because being a state rep is "part time", consisting of only 3 months or 5 months out of the year. That means he has little time for attending any committee meetings or public hearings at all, he will not be accessible to the people of Fairfield -- when he's not in Hartford, he will be working in Stamford, after all.
So I invite you to consider the alternative in this election, between Fulltime Representative Fawcett and challenger Tea Party endorsed Chris DeSanctis, who promises to represent his district and town, only part time -- a sorry statement, to say the least.
Besides offering to work only part time, DeSanctis is endorsed by the Tea Party. He will not work with Democrats, perpetuating political gridlock that we all abhor. The Tea Party, as we know, stands for far right views such as opposing a woman's right to choose and to decimate public funding by diverting funds to private schools. How foreign are these views to the people of Fairfield.
Don't fall for political trickery. Kim Fawcett does not have to explain her numbers attendance in any particular venue when she is 100% of her time in the arena for all of us. Vote for fulltime Representative Kim Fawcett.
Chairman, Fairfield Democratic Town Committee