I want to take a moment to thank my fellow residents in the 34th Senate District for placing your trust in me to represent our communities at the state Capitol. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your state senator and bring the voices of people in Durham, East Haven, North Haven, and Wallingford to Hartford.
Connecticut is a great state, filled with rich history, tradition and culture. We have the potential to be one of the best places to raise a family and start a business. However, one party rule has created a state crippled by out-of-control spending, looming deficits, indiscriminate social service cuts, and a total disregard for the people who live in our cities. The financial instability has led to companies large and small leaving our state.
Now is our opportunity to change the way state government works. With Republicans picking up three new seats in the state Senate, we now have a historic 18-18 even split between both parties. We are now a chamber of equals. The old way of doing things is over. With this balance, and with collaboration across the aisle, we must all find a way to work together to restore financial stability, prosperity in our cities, and opportunity for the most vulnerable.
As President Reagan said, “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” State lawmakers need to channel this message into action. We need to be courageous, innovative, and unafraid. All Connecticut lawmakers need to find the courage to change the direction of this state because Connecticut’s future is at stake.
Thank you for putting your trust in me to help lead our state in a new direction.
– Len Fasano
The writer represents the 34th Senate District including Durham, East Haven, North Haven & Wallingford.