As election day approaches I hope that our community remembers that all politics is local. We elect individuals to represent us and our greatest ally and friend in Hartford is Representative Themis Klarides. I have known Themis for over 15 years. During that time I have gone to her repeatedly for issues ranging from health care legislation in my role as the Chair of the Connecticut State Medical Society, issues related to education concerns in my role as a Woodbridge Board of Education member for the last 9 years and to issues relevant to the Jewish community both locally and throughout the state. She has been, and continues to be, a champion for issues affecting our town and the state. She was a champion for the new Holocaust Education bill and fought to restore Governor Malloy’s drastic cuts to education.
I hope, now more than ever, we can rise above the petty partisanship that is plaguing our country and elect people who we know have proven themselves to be looking out for the communities they serve, have integrity and have proven the ability to get the job done.
I can think of no one more deserving of our support on election day than Themis Klarides.
Steven Fleischman, M.D.