This past Saturday I took a break from the campaign trail so that Mike and I could visit Alexandra for Parents Weekend at UConn, Storrs campus. Alex invited us so that she could show us her dorm, enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon on campus and visit her new sorority house and sisters. Alex worked very hard over the last year as a freshman at the West Hartford UConn campus to get to Storrs. We are very proud of her work ethic and determination to reach her goal.
Two of our kids Ethan and Alexandra are in State universities and Andrew may be following soon. (Yes, my husband Mike will have three children in college at one time! No easy task.)
We are so fortunate to have a strong State university system. It has served our blended family very well. Mike and I want to be sure that our children’s children have the same opportunity to go to quality State schools that the other kids have had.
I am worried about the way the State of Connecticut is on a spending spree, passing on enormous debt to our children and their children. I worry whether our State will have the resources to maintain the high level of a State university system that our family values so highly. I worry whether our children will be able to afford to send their children to State colleges and universities.
There is much work to be done to get our State’s fiscal house in order to ensure our children’s future. We need to make changes now. I ask for your vote on November 6th.
To find out more about my candidacy go to www.charityforsimsbury.com