Editor's Note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted to Patch by Avon Republican Town Committee President Brian Ladouceur Jr. and does not express the views of Patch.
I support Republican Tim LeGeyt to continue his effective representation for Avon and Canton as State Representative - 17th District. In the past few years I’ve gotten to know Tim and his genuine concern for the local community and our State is refreshing.
Tim provides to the Legislature in Hartford the right record of fiscal responsibility, fostering economic and small business growth to create jobs, providing effective local community support, delivering meaningful education reform and a can-do / solution driven attitude that is sorely needed in these challenging economic times.
Fiscal Responsibility: Not only did Tim oppose the recent $1.8 Billion tax increase that disproportionately hurt families in Avon and Canton, but he also was vocal in advocating that our state government shouldn’t borrow (bond) money to cover on-going operating expenses. He also supported the Republican budget plan to make real state spending cuts and protect our residents from increased taxes.
Economic and Small Business Growth / Jobs Creation: In addition to Tim hosting small business workshops to help local business thrive and hire local workers, he also supported legislation to help retain area graduates to work and plant roots in our community. Tim also supported Republican efforts to help Connecticut small businesses by streamlining permitting, eliminating the entity tax, and provide incentives to create new jobs and hire returning veterans and disabled persons.
Local Community Support: Tim (along with Senator Kevin Witkos and others) helped secure promised State funding for the Avon Library expansion. He also has been supportive in organizations such as the Salvation Army and Avon and Canton Land Trusts, as well as encouraging area student writers by hosting numerous student essay contests.
Meaningful Education Reform: As a strong advocate for education Tim has crafted and supported legislation to increase pre-school opportunities, charter school, literacy and vocational programs, and provide incentives to deliver outstanding classroom performance.
Tim has served our towns well. I hope you’ll recognize his outstanding service and support his continued efforts on our behalf.
-Brian Ladouceur Jr.