To the Editor:

For the last four years, Democrats have had control of the governor’s office and the State Senate and House of Representatives, literally a one party rule. It is their policies that have put Connecticut at the bottom, or near bottom, of every economic indicator. Their policies have led us to a $1.2 billion tax hike, lack of job growth, businesses leaving because of burdensome taxes and regulations, a crumbling infrastructure, one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, billions of dollars in under funded pensions for teachers and State employees, and even with all the new taxes we still have a huge deficit and more spending. No wonder why in a recent poll 49% of Connecticut residents surveyed said they would leave Connecticut if they could.

Now Governor Malloy and his Democratic allies in Hartford want us to give them another term. Are we better off now than we were four years ago? No.

On Nov. 4 voters have the opportunity to bring common sense leadership back to the Capital by electing Charles Ferraro to the 117th House Seat, Ray Vitali to the 118th and Pam Staneski to the 119th and Matt Gaynor to the 14th Senatorial seat.

Our current delegation has not brought forth solutions to Connecticut’s problems; rather they have been a big part of why we have the economic problems we are experiencing. Let’s elect new leadership, leadership that will be proactive instead of reactive to the needs of our citizens.

Paul Beckwith

Republican Town Committee