Letter: Resident says he will choose Gettinger

To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to talk about the secret voting life of Pam Staneski.

I have seen the signs. Pam Staneski, a “real voice.” But, not a true voice. I say this because I am active in the Democratic Town Committee. I sometimes get first hand accounts of what goes on in Hartford. The last year was a tough one on Connecticut’s budget. There were a lot of negotiations, and a lot of votes. In those tough budget fights, people declare their intentions by the votes they cast. It takes a bit of digging, but the votes are public record.

Pam Staneski consistently voted with the Republicans, slashing support for programs like Bridges. I don’t agree with it, but I can respect it. What I can’t respect is after the budgets were passed, in spite of Pam Staneski, she shows up at Bridges like she is their friend and savior.   She isn’t, the record proves it. Bridges thinks it has an advocate in Pam. They don’t.

Ben Gettinger is the democratic challenger to Pam. I know Ben, and a lot of people know Ben even better.  Across the board, Ben’s reputation is one of “what you see, is what you get.”  Honest, intelligent and forthright. He will address problems head on, and will be clear in his priorities and intentions. If he says he is with you, then he is with you. If he says he is for Milford, then he is for Milford.

I would much rather cast my vote for a person like Ben, than a person like Pam, regardless of party affiliation. That is what I am going to do, and I urge you to do the same.

Ray Arnold