To the Editor:

I heartily endorse Ellen Beatty for State Representative for the 119th District.

No other candidate can match Ellen's professional and civic experience. During her two terms on the Board of Aldermen, Milford has enjoyed an economic boom and three years of tax cuts.

As a former Vice President of Academic Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University and Professor Emerita of Public Health/Nursing, Ellen is experienced in consensus building and fiscal management.

Recognized for her compassion and care, Ellen is the former chair of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut and is well-attuned to the needs of our seniors. She has fought against cuts to Medicaid and Medicare at the federal and state level.

We need legislators with experience. Ellen will bring a fresh perspective grounded in years of professional knowledge to get the job done in Hartford.

Karen Fortunati

Alderman