Press release from Republican state House candidate Jill Fitzgerald in the 77th District:
If elected as the 77th District’s new state representative, Republican candidate Jill Fitzgerald will hold monthly office hours in Bristol to give constituents whose job and family responsibilities make it difficult for them to travel to Hartford the opportunity to meet with her at a convenient location in the district.
“One of the reasons state Representative Ron Burns has been such an effective legislator is that he has never lost touch with the citizens of the 77th District,” Fitzgerald said. “By dedicating two hours on the third Saturday of each month to meet with citizens at the Giamatti Little League Center, Ron remains in close contact with the people he represents. In addition to being there in person to help constituents who are having problems that need to be resolved at the state level, conducting local office hours helps Ron stay on top of the issues that are most important to them.”
“If you choose me as your next state representative, I will do everything I can to make sure my votes and actions at the General Assembly accurately reflect your views and respond to the most critical needs of our district and our city. As your voice at the state legislature, holding regular monthly office hours is one of the best ways I can think of to learn what issues are most important to you and your family,” Fitzgerald said. “As a working parent, I understand that your family and job commitments could make it difficult for you to travel to Hartford to meet with me and for that reason, I will hold regular local office hours once a month in much the same way as Ron has done.”
“With gasoline prices still at more than $4.00 per gallon, most middle class families are trying to limit their driving to trips that are absolutely necessary. Holding office hours in the district will mean you won’t have to travel to Hartford to meet with me – and it will help you conserve gasoline and save a few dollars as well,” Fitzgerald said.
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