Letter: State Rep. Tom O'Dea Endorses GOP Slate In New Canaan

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To the editor:

New Canaan has one of the lowest property tax rates in the entire state and that has not happened by accident. Unlike what is going on in Hartford and Washington, New Canaan is being run by fiscally conservative Republicans and has been for many years.

Look at what has happened in Hartford with a lack of fiscal conservative leadership: the highest debt per capita in the country, negative job growth during the last 25 years, voted the worst state in which to retire and voted one of the worst states to do business.

Our state leaders all agree we are overtaxed but the party in control believes borrowing more to increase spending with a larger state government is the proper course. Locally, we spend money on needs rather than wants and have maintained our assets, including our excellent educational system.

The next four years will be extremely difficult financially as interest rates rise while the state and federal government are a fiscal disaster. We need to keep our fiscal conservative Republican tradition in New Canaan in place. I know all of the candidates personally and can state without hesitation that the Republican slate is as strong as it has ever been with an outstanding group of candidates who have the skill sets that our town needs.

Please join me in making sure all of us, along with our family and friends, vote Nov. 5 for our fiscally conservative Republican slate: Penny Young, John Engel, Kevin Moynihan and Bill Walbert.

Tom O’Dea,

State Representative, 125th District

Former Member of New Canaan’s Town Council

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