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Letter to the Editor: Hampton for State Representative

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To the Editor:

Both candidates, John Hampton and Charity Folk, aspiring to replace Linda Schofield as Simsbury’s State Representative are good and competent people.  I admire them and am grateful that they are willing to serve in public office.  In my view however, John Hampton is without a doubt the better candidate.

As a lifelong resident, Hampton knows Simsbury intimately.  Ms. Folk, a comparative newcomer, is less familiar with the town.  As a longtime member of the Board of Selectmen, Hampton has distinguished himself as a public servant.  Ms. Folk has never served the public interest.  As a centrist thinker with a broad range of interests, John Hampton is sensitive to the needs of all the people, and especially seniors.  Charity Folk appears to be more narrowly focused on the needs of local  business owners, many of whom do not live in Simsbury.  As a former staff member in state government, Hampton understands how to get things done in the legislature.  Charity Folk, by her own admission in a recent debate, has no idea how state government functions and would be faced with a long, hard learning curve.

Sometimes it is hard to choose between candidates for public office.  This time, the choice is not difficult.  John Hampton is extremely well prepared to serve Simsbury as State Representative.  Charity is not.

Thomas E. Frank
West Simsbury, Conn.

Kevin Schultz October 19, 2012 at 01:25 PM
The clear choice in the Folk vs Hampton race is for a person who will attack the free spending Democrat leadership of Governor Malloy's team. Charity Folk serves the public interest because she attacks the underlying issues of why Connecticut is ranked as a bottom 10 out of 50 states for growing jobs....Charity is my clear headed choice on November 6th. Kevin Schultz Simsbury, CT
Robert Kalechman October 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Well,well Mr. Frank cy of the bell ringers for the democratic candidate for State Representative are telling the Voters off Simsbury who to vote for once again tell me who has the life long simsbury candidate ever done for his country has he served in the armed forces every thing he has done is by appointment by the democratic machine of Simbury Connecticut he is so interested in Simsbury the democrats on the Board of Selectman will not meet until after the November 6 th Election and this fancythat John Hampton and Governor Malloy have not given the people of Simsbury higher taxes and mr Hampton now wants to be elected so he can vote with Governor Malloy for more state taxes on this one Mr Frank you are all wrong just look at his vote on the Town Charter and how he pass the buck so we all know that a vote for John Hampton is a vote for Governor Malloy and the democratic Machine of Simsbury the other Candidate are Robert H. Kalechman The Petitioning Candidate nobody man but yours

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