Supports Maroney for office

To the Editor:

Two years ago, James Maroney earned the honor of representing the 119th District. He campaigned vigorously and talked with hundreds of future constituents, listening, learning and remembering. His concern for our community comes with genuine compassion and, as a freshman member of the state legislature, he has made tremendous strides for Milford and Orange, serving with intelligence and integrity.

While I've known James for about 15 years, the past three have really allowed me to personally appreciate his leadership qualities first-hand. As a fellow founding member of the Milford Education Foundation, I've seen James invest countless hours growing the organization, engaging parents and children alike, and tirelessly working to create meaningful enrichment experiences for our youth.

The Foundation’s recent Chair-ity Auction was his vision, devised not solely to raise funds for its Teacher Mini-Grant program, but as a way to bring artists—young and old—together with local business as a celebration of Milford. James also attracted passionate membership, inspired compromise in moments of disagreement and, above all, never unrolled his sleeves.

For the many who know James, one thing is clear: Every facet of his life—from the college preparatory business he started 15 years ago, his service in numerous civic organizations and his current role as our state representative—is passionately dedicated to building a strong community. I hope you’ll join me in supporting James this November.

Augie Harrigan